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GRFAT RIWAT .
State of Pennsylvania Alone Will
Pay $15,000-Man and Woman
Who Stole Whitla Boy
Cleveland, Ohio, March 25.-The
eounty authorities have waived thei
rights to James Boyle and his wife,
under the indictment for black mail,
the prisoners were taken to Pennsyl
James Boyle said this afternoon he
woult not oppose extradition, and
-would engage a lawyer to defend his
wife only. He said she Had financial
backing in Cleveland.
Whitla Still in Cleveland.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 25.-J. P.
Whitla, of Sharon, Pa., father of
Willie, the central figure in the kid
apping faise, did not return to
Sharon with the other members of
is family Wednesday. Mr. Whitla
deeleed to saly that ibs presence here
hlad anything to do with the kidnap
ing ease. He asserted he was in
Cleveland to clear up some private
Ghrgas against James H. Boyle
and- the woman who claims to be his
wife, who axe held in connection with
the kidnapping of Willie Whita, are
expected to be handed down by the
Cuyahoga county grand .jury today
as a result of the story told to the
jury Wednesday by Willie and oth
er members of the Whitla family.
Woman Not Identified.
Further efforts to secure a satisfac
tory identification of the woman in
the case will be made -Voday. Thomas
F. Boyle, ,f Sharon, Pa., a brother of
the man under arrest here, arrived in
Cleveland today. He has asked per
mission to see the woman detained at
the central police station, and he may
be able to throw some light on her
Mr. Whitla said he and Mrs. Whit
la had the highest appreciation for
the constant activity of the police all
over the country, but especially Chief
Kohler, of the Cleveland department,
and his assistants.
No understanding as to the prose
cution has yet been made, said Mr.
Whitla. "But," he continued, "we
want justice administered, and since
crime was committed in Pennsylvan
la we believe that is the proper tri
bunal in which to bring the criminals
The county grand jury today re
ported an indictment against James
H. Boyle and Helen Boyle, alias
Foulkner, eharging tihem with black
mnail. The charge is based on the pay
mentoet$1,00.nansom by J. P.
Whbitla for the recovery of his son,
Wille here lasL Monday.
That James Boyle is nl(' a stranger
to the methods of the police is the be
lief of the Cleveland authorities. Re
ports from other cities indicate that
Ihe has 'been in trouble before. Dis
patches from East St. Louis tell of
Boyle being arrested at Springfield,
Ill., about a year ago o~n the charge
of uttering false mortgages. The ar
rest wa-s requested by the East St.
Louis police, but the case was dis
missed with no prosecution.
Boyle was born in the vicinity of
. Sharon, Pa., and has a mother, sister
and four brothers living there at pres
eat. About semen or eight 'years ago
Boyle joined the army and was sent
.to the Philippines, where 'he remained
for several years. He returned suf
fering from a growth on the side of
hlis nee-k. His relatives say that it al1
so affected his mind somewhat and
that he did queer things. Boyle camie
to Cleveland about five years ago to
seek tr'eatmenmt for his neck, stopping
with relatives here, who wished to
help him. For some weeks he took
treatment at St. Alexis hospital and
the growth was finally removed. It
was at that time that Boyle first gain
.ed his familiarity with Clevelanid and
became acquainted with the Ontarno
street saloonkeeper, on whom he ca?
ed shortly before being arrested. A
few weeks. later he disappared. Boyle
says that he met the woman who is
now in custody with him, in Salt Lare
City and that they were married
Mrs. Whi-t'lia. :the kidnapped boy's
mother, has issued a statement warn
ing mothers to take precautions to
prevent the abd'action of children. In
her. statement she says:
"Mothers should teach their chil
dren never to accept candy or money
from strangers. Children should be
forbidden to go the length 'of a block
with any unknown person, and moth
ers should tell theiir 4hildren that if a
person .whould attempt to take them
away by force they should heream.''
Sensation Didn't Develop.
Sharon. Pa.. March 25.-An air of
"Wh\at might have happened'' per
ane:m:' th W~\hitla kidnappi:ng case in
ti iity and vineity today. Yester
da !nd Li t nitht ,ens~ationfal dis
elosures~ were expctei d in Cleveland.
It la awiarent today. however, that
. none of these anticipated develop
ment is going to materialize. There
fore, Sharon is rapidly approaching
the normal tenor of its way. The
kidnapping case 1was exciting, but the
developments hinted at yesterday
would have been startling.
The woman under arrest is not the
one whose identification would have
caused a great sensation in the abduc
tion case. It is believed now that she
is some western woman who married
Boyle and is unknown to members of
the Wilita family. Her remark at the
time of har arrest at Cleveland that
"there will be hell in Sharon wh-an
Buhl hears of it," has, it is generally
said now, no special significance. All
are inclined to think it was a chance
remark and one wherein the woman
desired only to refer to her subsw
quent punishment fo- didnapping.
There is a reward of $15,000 from
the State of Pennsylvania for the
captors of the abductors, and several
thousand dollars additional from
newspapers about the country. The
question as to who is entitled to the
reward interests a large number of
people. When Detective Perkins, of
Pittsburg, whose agency has been so
prominent in the ease, was asked for
his views, he said:
"I believe the Cleveland police au
thorities are entitled to the reward.
Captain Shattuck and Detective
Wood certainly made the arrests and
I don't care a rap where they got
their information. They did a clever
piece of work. In fact, I wish to
compliment and congratulate Chiel
Kohler and his men on the admirabLf
manner in which they have handle-i
Boyle and His Wife, Abductors of
Wilie Whitla, to be Tried
Cleveland, 0., March 25.-With
hoots and jeers ringing in their ears,
James H. Boyle and his wife, arrested
here as the kidnappers of little W11
lie Whitla, of Sharon, Pa., were es
corted by police to a train at 5.2:>
tonight for Mercer, Pa.
This practically closes the case as
far as Cleveland is concerned, as fur
ther action will be taken by the
Pennsylvania authorities. However,
the Cleveland police have a club over
the heads of tihe Boyles in a joint in
dictment returned <today charging
James H. Boyles and Helene Boyle,
alias Faulkner, with blackmail. This
charge is based on the pa>.nent of
$10,000 ransom by J. P. Whitla for
the recovery of his son, Willie, here
As the prisoners alighted from the
wagon at the station, a great throng
surged about them, and it was with
diffiulty that a path -was cleared to
the coaches. As Boyle and his wife,
each accompanied by two patrolmen,
wlaiked tihmough the- train shed
the crowd greeted them with hoots
That' Mrs. Boyle had nothing to do
with the actual kidnapping of Willie
Whitla was 'the statemenit made to
day by the woman and her-husband.
Mrs. Boyle apparently was in good
spirits, but her husband maintained
his indifferent manner, having little
to say. Most of the questions asked
were addres'sed to Mrs. Boyle, and
afl eyes in -the small circle of listeners
gzed at the attr-active woman.
"Why don't some one look at Mr.
Bole?'' sasked Chief Kohler. '
"He is not so charming,'' came the
quick reply from Mrs. Boyle.
Then the man prisoner caused a
general laugh by paying his wife this
"Mrs. Bovle has three leather med
als from tan shoes for being charm
Mrs. Boyle denied a report that she
had bee.n ona tihe stage. "But maybe
I'll get the chance now,'' she added
"He is a dear child and I really
hated to part with him,'' she said.
Dying in Harness.
Only a fallen horse, stretched out
there on the road,
Strethed in the broken shafts, 'and
crushed by the heavy load;
Only a fallen shor'se, and a circle of
Watching the frighted teamster goad
irng the beast to rise.
Hold! for his toil is over-no more
labor for him;
See the poor neck outsitreted, and
the patient eyes grow dim;
See on the friendly stones how per
fectly Tests the head
Thinking, if dumb beasts think, how
good it is to be dead;
After tihe weary journey how restful
it is ito lie
With the broken shafts and the cruel
load-waiting only to die.
Wathers. he died in harness-died
in the shafts and straps
Fell, and the burden killed him; one
of the day woners- mrkn
One of the passingwodrmakn
the city road
A toiler dying in diarness, heedless
ing your steps awhile,
What is the symbol? Only death
why should we cease to smile
At death for a beast of burden? On,
through the busy street,
That is ever and ever echoing the
tread of ihurrying feet.
What was .the sign? A symbol ito
touch the tireless will?
Does He who taught in parables
speak in parables still?
The seed on the rock is wasted on
heedless hearts of men
That gather and sow and grasp and
lose labor and sleep; and then
Then for the prize! A crowd in the
street of ever-echoing read;
The toiler, crushed by the heavy load,
lies there in -his harness-dead.
-John Boyle O'Reilly.
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