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ITiS SAID HIS DEATH WAS ORDERED
BY THE CLAN-NA-iAEL.
He Was Found Guilty on a Secret Trial
of Betraying the Irish Cause-No Hear
ing Was Given Him-Le Caron Was His
Aceuser-Other Men Were Also Sen
tence d to Death-Agents Sent from
Other Cities to Carry Out the Murderous
CHIcAGO, May 26.-The police have
been put in possession of startling facts
cQncerning Dr. Cronin's murder. It
has been clearly shown by the dead
man's friends that his removal was
ordered by a committee representing
the Clan-na-Gael society.
Charges of traitorous conduct were
preferred against him at a meeting of
the Clan-na-Gael Camp. He was found
guilty and his death was ordered. The
charge was based on the statement of
the British spy Le Caron that there were
four more spies in America.
When Le Caron made that statement
on the stand before the Parnell Commis
sion he was ordered to give the names
of the spies. He said he dared not do
it, because if they were known they
would be murdered.
Presiding Jlistice Hannan then took
him into an ante room, and in the pres
ence of Sir Richard Webster, the Attor
ney General who is conducting the pros
ecution, and Sir Charles Russell, Par
nell's attorney, Le Caron gave the
Within forty-eight hours after this
news was cabled from London nearly
every Clan-na-Gael camp in America
had met and passed resolutions declar
ing in favor ef a rigid hunt for the four
spies. Suspicion, justly or unjustly, was
pointed at Dr. Cronin.
A committee was appointed to try
him. He was convicted without having
a chance to make a defense, and his as
sssinse-wre brought here iro
cities to carry out the mandate of the
The latter were chosen by secret ballot.
Positively nothing is known of the evi
dence that was produced to bring about
the conviction, but it is said on the best
authority that it was furnished by men
who were unfriendly to Dr. Cronin. It
consisted of telegrams, letters and
It see ned almost overwhelming, and
Cronin was declared a traitor. His
deathxwas ordered under the clause in
the Clan-na-Gael by laws which ;says
tha: a man can be "removed" for trait
t, us conduct. The - word "removed"
simply means death.
Cronin, his friends say, was not
aware of his trial and conviction. He
had expected for years that his enemies
F would one day attempt to kill him, but
when the trial finally took place he had
noiinfimation of it.
For- y nine months previous to
his death sentence was signed
'bas been followed night and day by
a detective whom his friends had em
ployed to protect him against surprise.
Cronin, however, was not aware of
this precaution, because the men who
were mere instrumental in getting the
body guard did not care to alarm him
- by telling him what they had done. The
detective would have been on his trail
. mnight he was murdered had he not
1ie exhausted several'weeks before.
There are mnani'patriotic Irisbmen in
-Chicago who are not menbers of secret
Ssocieties, but who are thoroughly ac~
Squainted with all the facts of Dr. Cro
-nin's career in this city. These men
Sare determined that the murderous con
5spiracy shall be fully exposed, and that
the me~n who hatched the plot as
them have undertaken to furnish the
police with all the evidence they can
fm hd, and the services they have ren
Sdered f~ws far have been of incalculable
tiasetdthat the murderous con
e Cronin's death had not his mutilated
Abody been found. There were other
3''rshmen on the condemned list, and
Stiywould all have shared Cronin's fate
Sbdthe chance to dispose of them safely
SIt is asserted that W. J. Hynes, the
wellknown attorney, Father Gleason,
Captain I. P. O'Connor, John Devoy,
and two others had been tried, con
~ Yceand their death sentences signed.
~~P.~a~vanSaid to Have Made a Clean
oueat of the Conspiracy.
Jmcaso, May 28.-The Times in a
teedition has the following:
ek 0. Sullivan, an iceman, has
the veil of the conspiracy. He
bas made a full confession, and has
'giwen the police the names of every one
Whe 'kew that was implicated in the
i.murder of Dr. Cronin.
&- Sullivan was neatly trapped. Day
~ fter day he has been subjected to the
Squestioning of officers. Day after day
h e lied. But no liar lives who, ques
Stioned by different men at different
u-anweave a woof of falsehood so
st4rongly as to make it appear to be
~The ice man did not know that on the
>very night that Dr. Cronin was mur
'dered the police took possession of the
avenue. -But such was the c.
The police pumped Sullivan ls
Thursday. He contradicted himself
frequently Then they told him their
susoicions and gave him enough truth
to show that they knew more than he
thought they did. The next day Sulli
van changed his tune, and more contra
diections~ followed. This lying continued
*until yesterday. Then he decided to
Stell the truth ~and by so doing to save
himself from the fate that surely awaits
the slavers of Dr. Cronin. He notified
.-Captain Schaack of this resolution.
-At 11 o'clock yesterday morning Sullh
van was taken into Captain Wing's pri
vate office. He was confronted by Capt.
Schaaek and Lieut. Schuttler. There
was no stenographer present. The oflg
-cers would not have one present. They
did not dare to trust to the discretion of
a clerk. Schaack and Schuttler took
long hand notes of the confession. It
took many hoars to teldl the story. From
11:30 o'clock in the morning until 6 in
the evening they talked. But every- aw
ful detail of the crime was revealed.
Finally the story was ended, and Sulli
van fell back in his chair exhausted.
Mayor Boldenweek of Lake View, who
know's Sullivan and bad great influence
-with him, was called in during the after
noon and took part in the conference.
Nayor Boldenweck said Sullivan to make
3a clean 'breastaf it. --It will all be
~ way," said the Mayor,
ssake don't keep back a
Sulvntook his friend's advice. He
confessed- that he had known Dan
Coughlin for many years. instead of
having made his acquaintance shortly
after the murder. The ice man admitted
that he was a member ot ~the Clan-na
Gael in good standing, and was present
at Lincoln Hall. on the night of March
22, when Dr. Cronia officiated at the
initiation of several new members of the
order. The prisoner said he was for
merly~ a stret car conductor, and that
Whalen, his brother-in-law, who lives
with him, is a street car conductor now.
Coughlin is also a street car employee,
employ of the North Side Street Car
Company. Sullivan naturally became
acquainted with many detectives and
policemen, especially those on the North
Side. This was one of the facts brought
to Sullivan's notice -to disprove his
statement that he was unacquainted
with any officers -that caused him
to break down.
Sulliein said that he had worked in
the Northern mines of Michigan ana at
H1aneock, and became acquainted with
relatives of Detective Coughlin.
Sullivan revealed the whole plot and
the names of all those connected with
Mayor Boldenweck said last night that
the statement was of the most startling
nature. "-It implicates many -but I
must not talk."
Several sensational arrests may be ex
Dected to day.
THE FOREGOtNG STORY PRONOUNCED FALSE.
CHICAGO, May 28.-Mayor Boldenweekl
of Lake View was seen this morning by
a reporter and was asked for a contirma
tion of the published statement 'o the
effect that the iceman. P. 0. Sullivan,
had made a full coniession of the plot
I to kill Dr. Cronin and of the manner it
which it was carried out. The Mayoi
declared that it was not true.
THE CORONER'S INQUEST.
CHICAGO. May 28.-Coroner Herts con
vened his jury at 10 o'clock this morn
ing, and before taking testimony in the
case took it out to Lake View to examinm
the Carlson cottage, in which the mur
der is supposed to have been committed.
After 11 o'clock P. 0. Sullivan wa.
brought from the Lake View station be
fore Justice Kersten, at East Chicagc
avenue, and held without bail until Jun(
10. A mittimus was made out for hi:
committal and he was taken to the
Frank Woodruff. a horse thief, was
brought before Judge Williamson thi;
morning to plead to the charge of lar
ceny as bailee. He entered a plea of
not guilty. and was taken back to jail.
Woodruff is the man who says he carried
a body in a wagon to Lincoln Park or
the night of Cronin's disappearance.
ccS 1N ATE DR. CRONI'.
jCHICAGO. May ~ ~ w
has the following:
Detective Robert Bruce, who has beer
conducting a private agency in this city,
walked into Lieut. Horace Elliott's offic
this morning and said that severa
months ago Alderman McCormick of
fered him $1,100 to kill Dr. Cronin.
Bruce, who has just returned from a
three months' stay in Texas, says thal
McCormick paid him $100 in advanct
and agreed to pay the remaining $1,000
when the job was done. Bruce declare:
that McCormick told him to feign sick
ness in his office and then send for Dr.
Cronin and kill him. Bruce says h(
took the $100, spent it for liquor, anc
never made a move toward carrying ou
the contract. Bruce bears a rather un
savoiy reputation, and the police do nol
place all the reliance in the world in hi:
story. He has been in numerous scrape
in this city.
CHICAGO, May 29.-The testimony a
elicited before the grand jury in th<
Cronin case yesterday was not only ver:
important, but thorough. Each an<
every witness summoned was pu
through a series of questions such a!
called up their remembrance of fact:
from the greatest to the smallest in im
The chief witness was Milkman Mertes
Said he: "1 passed the Carlson cottag<
on the night of the murder. I saw v
Lbuggy containing two men and a whiti
horse drive up to the door. The mai
seated on the left jumped from his sea
hastily and ran up the steps. He carnie<
inside the hallway. At the instan1
the man stepped inside the door the
man -n the buggy whipped up and drovt
rapidly to North street, where he went t<
the West and was lost to sight. I has
been driving past the cottage when]
saw the man in the buggy get ou1
and run up the steps and the buggy
drive away. After attending to my
business at. the grocery near by I re
turned over the same road past the cot
tage on my wiy home. This was per
haps thirty-three minutes. I saw a lighs
in the cottage and heard a hammering
or smashing sound.
ft was plainly evidgnt from the above
testimony that the man who ran rapidly
up the stait way was Dr. Cronin, intent
on rendering s'uccorto some dying man.
The next witness was Carlson, Sr.,
the owner of the cottage. '"When tht
man who called himself Frank Willian
rented my cottage, March 20. I noticed
that he went over and talked to Sulli
van, the ice man. He apparently talkec
familiarly with him. As the -20th o:
April approached and rent day was
coming uear, I began to think it strange
that my tenant did not occupy the .pre
mises.' I wanted a reliable tenant.
Seeing that the man had talked witi
Sullivan, I stepped over and spoke o1
his queer conduct in not living in tht
house he had rented, and adde<
that I felt -somewhat anxious
about my rent ansi the permanency of
the tenanit. 'He's all right,' said Mr.
Slivan to me. 'He will pay you all
right enough when the month is up.
Mr. Sullivan at first denied that he evei
saw the man."
The connection of Iceman Sullivar
with the Cronin mystery and thbe cause
of his arrest and detention areferte
made plainly a ~
Youngwas the next witness
fordL te. "I was present when the
furniture was brought to the cottage,
two days after its rental, March 22. Twc
men, calling themselves Willhaos, urn
oled the truck. The driver remained
seaed. He did not handle the goods.
I casually stepped up to the driver and
discovered that he was a Swede.
spoke to 11im in the language, and he
told me that he had brought the furni
ture from 117 Clark street."
The story of the men who rented the
cottage, having formerly roomed at 117
Clark street. where the furniture was
taken by A. HI. Revall & Co.. is thus
The next witness was one of import.
ance She was young Mrs. Carlson, and
was attired in deep black, with a heavy
mourning veil covering her face. Said
she: "I visited my mother-in-law March
20 Whileat this home--her 'cottage,
which sits in rear of the fatal cottage
a man knocked at the door and eiitered.
ie came from the back part of the pre
mises, in the vicinity of Sullivan's barn
or house. He said 'he desired to see the
cottage, which was for rent. Old Mr.
Carlson took him over and showed
him, about the place. They
returned., and the man said he would
take the cottage, at the same time pro
ducing $12, the amount of the first
month's rent. He gave his name as
Frank Williams While the receipt for
the money was being made out, young
IMr. Carlson asked Mr. Williams what
his business, c iling or profession was.
This did not suit Williams, for he looked
sullenly at his questioner and at all of
us and then, lowering his eyes, said:
"I .am employed down town." I
remarked shortly after he left that he
seemed mad at thle que-stion. When he
departed he did not go to the front
toward Ashland avenue, but started
ever towards Sullivan's. He seemed
anxious to get out of the house."
The description given by Mrs. Carlson
tallies ver'v clesely with that given by
Woodruff 'of the m'an he called King, and
who he said gave him the trunk hauling
r. and Mrs Conklin, at whose honu
Dr. Cronin boarded, were the next wit
nesses. They told how Dr. Cronin was
driven away' in a buggy with a white
According to a morning paper, there
appear to be more in the story which
Detective Coughlin told about the con
nection of .the man whom he called
Thomas Smith from Houghton. Mich.,
with the Cronin case than has
been supposed. The man calls himself
Willard Smith. Notes of Coughlin's
statement to Mayor Ciezier were
produced before the grand jury yester
day, and they placed Smi.h iu an ugly po
sition. His name Willard is no: a bap
tismal one. It is one under which he
was known in Chicago. He visited the
East Chicago avenue station to inquire
for Coughlin. Coughlin and himself
immediately established intimate rela
tions. Smith really paid $3 to Coughlin
as pay.nent for the use of a buggy given
on Coughlin's recommendation. This is
established by the testimony of the desk
sergeant at the station. Smith has re
cently been keeping company with a
somewhat frolicsome woman at a certain
resort here. The same young woman
is a friend of a Pinkerton detective.
She has given the detective some valuable
pointers in reference to Smith. - Smith
shaved off his heavy coat of beard the
day after the Cronin murder. The bar
ber who did the shaving has given his
testimony. Smith threw away his old
slouch hat the same day. He bought a
new one. that which he now wears. The
hatter has been discovered and can be
produced if necessary.
The intimntion in several morning
papers thaw Wilard J. Smith may
possibly know something more of the
Cronin case than is yet suspected
brought that gentleman into the city
this morning from Riverside. He went
before Chief Hubbard, and after again
denying any complicity in the murder.
at the suggestion of the chief he visited
the jail and Detective Coughlin was
brought from his cell. The suspicion
against Smith rests on the fact s
name is Smith, tha ' originally
from Ha r - - e ., and that he does
e a very straight account of his
life in this city.
-'Hello, Willard," said Coughlin,
when he was confronted by Smith.
"Hello. Dan," replied Smith. "Is this
the Smith you meant when you stated
that the buggy you ordered at Dinan's
was for Tom Smith of Hancock.
Mich.; an old friend who had since gone
to New Mexico?" asked Chief Hubbard.
"It is not," said Coughlin. He affirmed
this statement, and the Chief said to
Smith: "I guess this ought to settle it."
Smith is not under arrest.
Coroner Herts adjourned the Cronin
inouest until Monday morning next.
No evidence was heard. The adjourn
ment was taken at the suggestion of
State's Attorney Longenecker, who was
of the opinion that the takiy of evi
dence in public might hamper the police
> in their work of investigating clues.
A special from South Bend, Ind., says:
Millard Williams of this city was ar
rested Monday night, near Chain Lakes,
where he had been fishing. He is sus
pected of being the person who drove
the rig containing the remains of the
murdered Dr. Cronin. Williams is a
ngive of this city, but for several months
past, until the day following the disap
pearance of Cronin, he has been living
in Chicago. On the day of Cronin's dis
appearance he returned, and it is said
he departed from Chicago so suddenly
that all his effects were left behind. He
denies all knowledge of the crime.
A morning paper publishes a long story
of the investigation of one of its re
porters in Toronto. The point sought
to be established is the connection be
tween Charles Long. the reporter who
sent out dispatches alleging that be had
seen and talked with Cronin in Toronto,
and W. J. Starkey. a Chicago lawyer,
wh been in Toronto for a year.gor
ninoeaugitive Tr6diiisice, cfli-ged
with jury bribing. The pape; says:
'Proof is conclusive that Starkey sup
plied Charles Long with the cue and
materials for the latter's reports of Cro
nin s presence in Canada and the inter
views with him.
Dr. Cronin's Eemarkable Prophecy.
PmuLDFLPSA, May 26. -Friends of
Dr. Cronin made public to-day a curi
ous statement, drawil up by Dr. Cronin
himself eighteen months ago, and sent out
by him to guide his friends in ease he
shiould suffer from attacks on his char
ater or life. In it he related a series
of incidents tending to prove that Sul
livan, William S:arkey, David Callahan,
C. M. Hardy and A. D. Williston were
engaged in a conspiracy to injure h
in some way. Williston is stenograph br
in the office of Windus & Sullivan.
They started a rumor that Dr. Cronin
had been killed by or on account of a
woman, and when Dr. Cronin ran it
down, he found that it came from a sa
loon kept by the father of Annie Mur
phy, the woman who misled the police
recently by saying that she had seen Dr.
Cronin on a street car on the nmght he
is now known to save been murdered.
David Callahan is the New Haven man
who, while Cronin's fate was in doubt,
elped to mystify matters by saying that
he had gone to Europe.
The statement was in the form of an
interview, and covers twelve printed
pages. At the close the reporter, refer
ring to the number of societies to which
Dr. Cronin belonged, said:
"Your funeral will be largely at
"Yes," responded Dr. ' r , '"nd
the cause of death '- -e extensively
investi ' . crds that now seem
Shocking Death of a Deaf Mute.
WINNsIoRo. May 30.-[Special to The
Register.]3-Wilkes Starke, a negro man,
while walking on the track of the C., C.
& A. R. R. this morning, was run over
and instantly killed. He was both deaf
and dumb.' The accident happened
while he was on his way to the cotton
field. His back was to the traia, which
was backing down to the tank for
water. The engineer saw him and gave
the signal of danger, but he paid no
attention to it, and still kept the track.
The engineer, not- thinking anything
wrong, did not try to stop the train
until it was too late to save his life. His
body was dragged about 30 yards.
Both legs were cut off and his head was
ernshed in and one shoulder torn away
from the body, which was otherwise
Awrested at the Picnic.
It will be remembered that during the
early part of the last year Miss Florence
Little of Gaffney City was charged
with marrylr.g Mr. Gus Mintz of Blacks
burg, and shortly afterwards again
marrying Dr. Atkinson of Chester.
This created quite a sensation at
the time, and neither man regarded
her as his wife. Later on she effected a
Ireconciliation with Dr. Atkinson, and
has been living with him very happily
at Yorkville. On Tuesday she went to
Blaksburg on the picnic escursion, and
while there she was arrested on a war
rant sworn out by Mintz charging her
with bigamy. She appeared before the
Trial Justice, waived a preliminary hear
ing and gave bond in the sum of $500
for her appearance at Court. The war
rant was served on the lady while she.
was in the midst of the picnic party,
and we understand that this action
created a great deal of indignation.
J ork Enterpjrise.
Peace Prevails in Samoa.
WASHINGTON. May 28.-Admiral Kim
berlev reports to the Navy Department,
under date of Auckland, May t27: "The
ISamoan natives are disbanding. Peace
FORETOLD HER HUSBAND'S DEATH
A Railroad Man's Wife Warns Him of (
His Impending Doom.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 26 -Mrs.
George B. Davis, living at Uwchlan,
Chester County, wrote a week ago to
her husband, a young brakeman on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, a letter in which
she said :-"You will surely fall off
your train and be killed if you don't
stop drinking." Davis's body, mangled
almost beyond recognition, was found
lying along the track at Fortieth street
this morning. In a pocket in a remnant
of his coat was found a pathetic letter
from his wife, from which it was learned
that he left his native village two
months. ago to get work on the railroad.
One of the Coroner's messengers went
down to Uwehlan in the afternoon and
gently broke the news to- tbe widow.
She was overcome and became hysterical,
and the children frantically appealed to
the messenger to "bring poppy home."
THE SAMOAN CONFERENCE.
Negotiations Progressing Satisfactorily
to All Concerned.
BERLIN, May 30.-The Samoan con
ference yesterday discussed the harbor
rights of the United- States in Samoa
and the conditions under which mer
chandise may be imported. The inten
tion is to allow the Samoans all possible
facilities. The conference also settled
the matter of Germany's demand on
Samoa for indemmity. The American
commissioners are awaiting instructions
from the Washington -government.
They expect them next week. The com
missioners will not sign the conyention
until they are received.
Laura Dewey Bridgman's death at the
South Boston Asylum. in the 59th year
of her ag;e. whlreh .v.omrr lax FniI2._,a,
e . when
two years of age she bad an attack of
scarlet fever, which destroyed her senses
of sight and hearing and greatly im
paired those of taste and smell. The
wlreadful disease so shattered her physi
cal health that it was two years after
the attack before she was able to spend
a whole day out of bed. At the age of
eight years Dr. S. G. Howe undertook
her education. She had only the sense
of touch through which to receive
instruction, and had to be taught the
names of objects by means of raised
letters. By degrees she learned to read
the books printed in raised letters for
the blind and to write. In the early
stages of her instruction the acquisition
of every fresh idea afforded her un
bounded satisfaction, and her pursuit
of knowledge was indefatigable. She
became so dexterous in the use of the
sign language that she could convey her
meanings too quickly for the apprehen
sion of any but experts. Her sense
of touch was marvelously devel
oped. She learned to sew and make
nearly all her own clothing, as well as
to read and write. Although light and
darkness were the same to her sight, she
could distinguish and would salate any
of her acquaintances while passing them
in the corridors of the institution where
she spent fifty-two years. She enjoyed
life as much as most persons do, al
though she could neither see nor speak
nor hear. The patience and skill which
her benefactor and friend, Dr. Howe,
exercised in training the single sense of
feeling to such results as we see in this
cultivated, intelligent and happy woman
is one of the miracles of our times. - He
began an almost hopeless task, but was
rewarded from day to day by the deve.l
opment of a latent intelligence which
fully responded to his greatest expecta
tions and furnished the example of a
long life of usefulaess and happincss
brought out of the depths of profound
affiction. Dr. Howe had intended to
strction, in the belef that her experi
ence would throw sorme light on the
question of innate religious ideas, but
before the experiment was completed
some one having temporary charge of
her in his absence conveyed the ideas of
a revealed religion to her mind, and thus
destroyed the expectation of a revelation
from her on natural religion.
An Exte'nsive Tannery Burned.,
ALmsADaRI, Va., May 30.-Shortly
after midnight fire broke out in tbe
engine room of the extensive tannery of
C. C. Smoot & Sons, and before the
flames could be subdued the entire
structure, covering a square of ground,
was destroyed, .together with a large
quantity of leather, hides, etc. The
establishment was one of the largest
and most complete in the South, and
the buildings were principally of brick.
The loss, which is not yet fully ascer
taned, is heavy and partially covered
Accident on a Race Course. 1
CHICAGO, May 29.-The races at West
Side park yesterday afternoon were
attended by a severe accident. In
the fourth r'ace, in which there was anI
unusually large field of horses, Saratoga1
fell and broke his leg. His jockey, thei
veteran Enoch Turner, was struck by
one of the other heroes and sustained
injuries from which it is feared he
cannot recover. Saratoga, who wr
valued at $1,000,_ aed.
A ~ naeHugged the Baby.
WnLLs PoL\.vr Texas, May 28.-A ladyi
near here was busy about the house1
when she beard her infant, whom she
had left on a pallet on the porch. make<
a peculiar noise. She hastened to her
babe and was horrifiedt to see a long,
poisonous snake loosely coiled about the
child with its head in the baby's lap,
looking straight into the child's face.
The mother with one frantic movement
jerked the infant out of the snake's coil.
The reptile fell and ran under the floori
where it was dispatched by the lady:
soon afterward by pouring a kettle of <
hot water through the open cracks of the
The Cronin Mystery.3
CHICAGo, May 31.-It is believed that
the man "Mack." who is under arresti
for supposed complicity in the Cronin
murder, is one of the Williams brothers,
who hired the Carlson cottage in which,
the deed was tdone. He answers very
closely to the description of the man
who <drove the buggy with a white horse.
He is known to the police as Wil
liams, but his identity as one of the
Williams brothers remains to be estab
Alexander Cheats the Gallows.
T. P. Alexander, the wife murderer,
who was to have been hanged last
Friday, May 24th, but was granted a
respite by Governor Richardson until
June 28th on account of ill health, died
in jail at Pickens on Thursday. He
was eating and died suddenly.
Special Weate Bul11etin.
WAsHINGTON, May 30.i.Special
weather bulletin: Rain will prevail in
New England, the lower Lake region.
Southern Michigan and thence South- ~
ward to the South Atlantic and East
Gulf coast, with severe local storms in
the Middle, South Atlantic, East Gulf
States and the Ohio Valley. followed by
cooler weather on the Atlantic coast on
Friday. Warmer and fair weather is in- ~
dicated for the States West of the Mis- s
Died from Yellow Fever at Sea. C
QrEBEc, May 28.-The Norwegian i
bark Premier, from Rio Janeiro, har f
been detained at quarantine for fumiga- a
tion. Two of her crew died from yellow bi
fever. durin the voenand were buried il
A SENSATION IN ANDERSON. M.
,ol. Joseph W. Trowbridge, a Prominent
Business Man, Arrested Upon a Charge
ANDERSON, May 28. -[Special' to The
Negister. ]-The failure of Col. Joseph
,. Trowbridge, a merchant broker of
1is city, is all the talk. He obtained
rom Luther P. Smith, agent of the Sa
rannah Valley Railroad herd, the deliv
ry of four carloads of bacon, which
vere shipped order notify, with bills of
ading attached to drafts through the
>ank. by representing to Smith that it
vas all right. it now appears that it
vas not all right, and Smith and his
)ondsnen have to dance to :the tune of
6.700, the amount due on these drafts
with the bills of lading in bank.
There is great excitement here over
he matter, and the friends of both par
ies are anxiously awaiting develop
Dents. They are simply amazed, for
very one had implicit confidence in
Trowbridge. There is no charge against
smith, except negligence in trusting
Trowbridge when in the discharge of
The railroad atuthorities came up yes
:erday and investigated the matter, and
!faj. Ganahl, the attorney of the road,
eclares it is Smith's bounder duty to
prosecute Trowbridge for obtaining
:hese goods by false representations.
Smith is financially ruined. So is
rowbridge. Smith stands high bere.
and people do not attach any blame to
him, except that he was too confiding
md deviated from the rules of the road
in favor of Trowbridge through kind
COLONEL TROWBRIDGE ARRESTED. .
ANDERSON, May 28.-[Special to The
Register.J-A warrant was issued this
morning by Trial Justice Quattlebaum
For the arrest of J. W. Trowbridge,
based upon the affidavit of Luther P.
Smith, ^har iug Trowbridge with ob
aining goods under false pretenses.
The warrant was served by the Sheriff.
and Mr. Trowbridge went immediarely
before the Trial Justice and gave bond
in the sum of $500 for his appearance
an June 12th next for a preliminary
hearing. His bondsmen are J. M.
Sullivan and W. D. Brown of this city.
It is currently reported that Mr.
Smith will make an assignment of
every dollar's worth of property be
Owns in order to liquidate, as far as
possible, the sixty-five hundred dollar
loss. It is thought, however, that the
value of his property will fall con
siderably below this amount.
This affair has caused a great sensa
tion in our city. No man ever enjoyed
more entirely the confidence of a people
than Colonel Trowbridge. and many
still think he will be able to show the
total absence of premeditated fraud.
The confidence of the people in Mr.
Smith is still unshaken, and on every
band is beard expressions of regret and
sympathy for him. A. petition for his
continuance as agent is already being
circulated, with the names of many of
the merchants signed to it, and it is
thor ght all will sign it.
COL. JOHN C. HASKELL ELECTED
A Member of the National Democratic
Committee to Succeed Captain F. W.
From the Columbia Daily Register. May 31.)
A meeting of the State Democratic
Executive Committee was held in this
city last night in the President's room of
the Carolina National Bank.
Twelve members of the twenty-one
constituting the whole committee were
present, and the speci 1 object of the
meeting was to ~ect a- member
of the National Democratic Com
mittee to fill the vacaney in the
representation therein from this state
aused by the death of Captain F. W.
SMurray of Anderson pre
ented the na -John C. Haskell
f this city in an a
'he nominiation was seconde . Atid no
>her name being presented, Col. Has
ell was unanimously elected to the
A committee'was appointed consisting
>f Gen. Izlar, N. B. Dial, E. B. Murray
md Colonel James A. goyt, to draft
stable resolutions in hg~or of the late
Daptamn Dawson, ex offcw a member of
he State Committee by reason of being
t member of the National Committee.
The following from the Newberry 05'
erver of a recent issue shows well the
steem in which Colonel Haskell is held
:hroughout the State:
"Colonel Haskell has been a member
f the House from Riebland for several
rears, and if not the leader is certainly
leader in that body. He is not much
f an orator; but he is clear-headed,
vell-informed and is a most persistent
md determined fighter-never knowing
~vben he is whipped; that is, if he ever
s whipped. He is held in as high es'
:eem in the House by those who oppose
iim as by those who agree with him
>ubhec questions, because he is ' sair,
rave and high-minded gent <n, whe
lever resorts to trickery- sharp tactics
:o carry a point. And one always
mows where to -fiiid him on all public
At Friar's Point. Miss., the people are
trangely excited over newly-discovered
:reasure. 'Two boys who were digging
n the sand along the river unearthed a
umber of gold pieces. A tisberman
examiing the money found it consisted
f $20 pieces. He began digging and
vas soon joined by others. Pocket
mives. parasols and fingers were the
ools used, and they yielded a rich re
urn. The fisherman got about $600, a
ady passenger secured $500, and others
ot smaller sums, the whole amount ag
;regating several thousand dollars, all
n $20 gold pieces, bearing dates of 1859
mud 860O. The money was buried early
luring the war by somebody unknown.
everal years ago a wealthy planter
pent about $3.000 in excavations on
dontgomery Bar, some distance above
~riar's Point, to find a treasure that was
upposed ,to be buried there. He failed
n his attempt, but managed to furnish
other channel for the river at that
Mississippi's Female College..
The State of Mississippi. besides ad
nitting young ladies into her university
.nd agricultural and mechanical college,
las had for five or six years. in success
ul operation, an "Industrial Institute
d College " for the higher education
f her white girls. The last catalogue
hows twenty- six members of the faculty
.nd an enrollment of 385 young ladies.
esides the literary and scientific course,
.ro taught, bookkeeping. telegraphy.
honogaphy and typewriting, dress
aaking, painting and music. The
chool is located at Columbus, which
ity contributed twenty acres of ground,
large unfurnished brick school build
og and $50,000, the State donating
bout $100,000 to build and eqaip the
astitute, and annually appropriates
etween twenty and thirty thousand
ollars for isspot
Southern Pig Iron.
CHATTANOOGA, May 30.-The Trades
an is in receipt of letters from pro
ucers and brokers, who control- five
ixths of the entire pig iron production
f the Central South, relative to the cut
a the price of iron by the Thomas Iron
ompany, and the outlook. All agree
a stating that the cut will have no ef
2ct wvhatevejr on Southern furnaces.
nd the opinion among all is that the
ottom is about reached, and an early
nprovmnt in the market is antici-'
THE MABRY MURDER.
PUBLIC SENTIMENT DECIDEDLY AGAL\ST
Additional Facts and Details-The
Causes:Leading to the Shooting-Young
Mabry's Unfortunate Habits-An Eye
Witness' Account of the Affair-A
Strong Array of Counsel-Verdict of
(rorrespondenec G;reenville Xew.)
ABBEVILLE, May 27.-All the facts
which have been brought out in Satur
day's tragedy go to show that it was a
most deliberate murder. Public senti
ment outside the limits of the family
connection of Mr. Lyon is against him.
and although he refuses to talk. he says
that he is justified for his act by the
circumstances of the case.
A .News correspondent cAlled -on Mr.
Lyon at the jail this afternoon and be
talked very cooly about the natter, and
stated he would like the publie to know
all circumstances connected v.ith it. le
states that he stood Mabry's conduct
longer than any other man ever could.
Judge Cothran, Parker & McGowan and
L. W. Perrin have been engaged as
The verdict of the Coroner's jury on
Saturday was that Mabry came to his
death by a gin shot wound. the gin
being in the hands of John T. Lyon.
The facts of Saturday's tragedy. as far
as can be gathered this morning, are
about as I give them below:
John T. Lyon, the murderer of young
Mabry, is an old citizen of Abbeville.
and always bore a good reputation as a
peaceable and law-abiding citizen. His
age is about sixty years. Mrs. Lyon was
the mother of Mrs. Mabry. who was be
fore her marriage a Miss Wardjaw. D.
Lucius Mabry. the young man who was
killed, was one of -the most intelligent
young men in Abbeville County. His age
was about twenty-eight years. He had
practiced at. the Abbeville bar for about
five years. He graduated at the lawv
school of the University of Virginia be
fore reaching the age of majority, and
read in the office of W. C. Benet until he
reached the age when he could be ad
mitted to practice. The hopes which
had been held for the young man seem
not to have been realized, as it appears
he had acquired bad habits, which he
concealed successfully from his friends
till a few months since, when the report
of his having been engaged in a drunken
quarrel shocked those who had hitherto
had the highest opinion of his character.
Recently reports of his habits have
grown worse than ever. and rumors of
domestic troubles resulting from them
have been freely circulated. The tragedy
of Saturday was the outcome of these
:roubles. Mr. Lyon and young Mabry
had not been on friendly terms for some
time, and recent quarrels have added
fuel to the flame of enmity which burned
in the breast of each.
The circumstances of the killing, as
given to the News correspondent, are
that Mr. Lyon lay in wait for young
Mabry on the route taken to his office
by the latter on Saturday morning. His
place of concealment was the High
School building, which is located at a
considerable distance from the business
portion of the town and directly on
Mabryv's usual course from his residence
to his office. Mabry usually went to hi.
office about S o'clock in the moring,.
and the tragedy occurred just about 10.
showing that Mr. Lyon waited for some
The only eve witness to the killing is
a boy named Chalmers Hughes, who
seems to have been in the school house
vard at the time. He says Mr. Lyon was
sitting on the school house steps when
Mabry came alone. Mr. Lyon~ spoke t;
him and said: '-Do you want totgt
Mr. Tvonti en brought his gun down
t his shoulder and said, "I am going
to shoot you." Mabry said, "If you dlo
ou are a d-d coward." Mr. Lyon fired
one shot and Mabry fell. After fallhng
he threw up one hand and said, "don't
shoot me any more. I am killed now."
Mr. Lyon then fired the other barre!
of the gun and walked off down town
and surrendered. An examination of
the wounds showed that eleven very
large buck shot had taken effect in the
ead and body, one passing through the
head from temiple to temple. A Cor oner's
inquest was held Saturday afterno-m.
Mr. Lyon is now in jail at this place.
His ease will probably come up at the
June term of court.
The funeral services of young Mabry
were conducted on Sunday morning im
tbe Presbyterian Church by the Rev. L.
F. Beaty, the Methodist minister. The
interment was at Ebenezer Church,
seven miles from here, on Sunday after
C. B. S.
A Tramp Murdered by Railroad Men.
MEMmHs, May 30.-An unknown
tramp. who was ~stealing a ride on the
East bound freight train of the Memphis
and Charleston 'road last Sundlay night,
was set upon and beaten by two negro
brakemen and shot by the conductor.
His dead body was then thrown on tne
track near Juka, Miss., and not discov
ered until it had been run over by the
West bound passenger train early Mon
day morning. The two negroes have
been arrested, and one has confessed.
The conductor has skipped out.
The Yellow Fever Situation,
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. May 30-Dr.7
Jerome Cochran, State Health Officer of
Alabama. has returned from a trip to
South Florida and Havana. He went to
investigate the yellow fever situation.
He reports that there has been no yellow
fever in Florida since January,. except
one case reported in April at Sanford.
In lavana he found a little fever-only
a dozen to twenty cases a week. He
says the general health of the people is
excetonally grood, and gives it as his
opinion that there will be no fresh out
break of yellow fever in Florida this
summer tinless there is a fresh importa
tion of the disease.
OSEPH F. RHAME,
ATTORNEY AT L AW,
MANNING, S. C.
OHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counoselor at L~ae,
MANNING, S. C.
MANNING. S. C.
REAL ESTA4TE AGEST,
FORESTON, S. C.
Otfers for sale on Main .Street. in business
p0rtion of the town., TWO STORES, with
suitable lots:cn Manning and Rl. Rt. stree-ts
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES. 4 and t
rooms: and a nuimber of VAC.ANT LOTS
uitle for reside nces, and in differentL lo
ealities. Terms Reasonable.
M~A G. Bryant. JAS. M. LENtD,
South Carolina. - New York.
Grand Central Hotel.
BRYANT & LELAND, Pntornitrons.
Columbia, South Carolina.
The grand Central is the largest and Oest
kept hotel in Columbia. located in the EX
ACT B USINESS ('ENTER OF THE CITY,
where al Street Car Lines pass tite door,
an it rErU is noexelle by any in the
R. C. BaREEY, President. V -
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Keeps always on hand at the
a full supply, and choice assortment. of
FA3IILY AND FANCY GROCERIES.
Bread, Cake, Candy , Fruit, Etc.
I always give a full 100 cents worth of goods for-the Dollar
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