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Mariom Daily Mirror
VOLUME XVI. NO. 40.
MAKION. OHIO, PIUDAY EVENING. OCTOhElt U. 1907.
JPKIOE TWO OBNTB
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MES IN OHIO PENITEN
Cassie Chadwick, Who a Few Years Ago Startled
the World With Her Recklessness Wrecking
of Banks Dies of General Nervous
Her Career in Crime Began Early in Life and for Yeara
She Operated Without Being Apprehended Wrecking
o the Oberlin Bank Was the Crime for Which She Was
Serving Time Failure of the Bank Cost the Life of its
President For Fifteen Hours Mrs. Chadwick Lay in a
Columbus, O., Oct. 11. Mrs. Casslo
I. Chadwick, wolrd witch or high
finance, died at 10:15 last night In
hospital of the fomalo department of
the Ohio penitentiary Nervous ex
haustion brought ubout her death
just 15 minutes before her eon, Km
11 Hoover, alono In his dovotlon to
her .In her tcrrlblo adversity and de
pression, reached the prison. He had
been summoned by a telegram sent
yesterday to. Cleveland when It was
realized that sho hardly would live
through the night.
The wasted, oldlsh-appearlng figure
of the woman was Inert for 15 hours
prior to the final moment, aud dur
ing this comatoso period the signs of
life were indistinct. Tho woman. ii. -tier serial number was 21,978.
talked incoherently, uttering the most On Dec. 9, 1893, sho was paroled and
' meaningless words and phrases. They (her final release papers were sent
seemed to have some referenco to , to Cleveland, Jan. 28,1897. No defl
i."Toledo" and "newspapers." It was nlte trace"ot her activities has been
In -Toledo that as Madam. Do Vcre, made from 1897 up to tho tlmo Mrs.
it Is' alleged, she was convicted of .Chadwick became known to Cleveland
forgery years ago, anu u wu mu
nftwiroaners that sho hlamcd for ex
posing her n6w famous methods and
proclaiming that the wife of Dr. Le
rov . Chadwick. a prominent Cleve-
' , MaadMnan, a woman wno goi inn-
,-. ' 'liwii;trom mysterious sources- and
WmJi' ' eiijtred everyaHnAwlnxury.was
EES-Ht tberHth'an'eV-conVlct, who, according
im$' '' t" tho penitentiary records, was of
OnflCUre IJBIV11IB:, iu . w..w -
"common education." Whatevor hor
educatlou her financial exploits con-
stituted one of tlio marvels of tho
Her Mind a Blank.
Fifteen hours .beforo the dark(shad
ow fell across hor couch, tho mind
of the woman becamo a blank, and
an apparently deep sleep, which qui
eted the fever-tossed body, lasted un
til tho luBt breath released her soul.
For a week or more her mentality
had not been sound. Dr. A. G.- Hel
ralck, the night physician, who at
tended her, had resorted to strychnine
In efforTs to keep her fast-falling
heart In action. During her last day
Rev. Father Kelly administered ex
treme unction to the prisoner.
n .Hoimlrk. Matrons Wells and
Rlgby, of the female department and j
other female prisoners comprise mo
group which surroundoa tne coi oi
the woman whon sho died.
Old prison attaches have declared
that slnco her Incarceration Jan. '12,
1906, 'Mrs. Chadwick had exhibited
symptoms much llko that of Mmo.
Do Yore. Sho wns petulant and
chafed under confinement, causing the
prison officials endless trouble Dr.
John iM. Thomas, chtef physician,
declared sho oxnggoratcd her sick
spells. Hor demands wcro constant
and finally, having quarreled with Dr.
Thomas, sho wrote a noto to .Warden
Gould, in which -she asked that Dr.
Helmick be assigned to her case.
This was about five weelts ago. Sho
later was ordored to what proved to
bo her deathbed.
Sho was provided with a nurse and
euro was given hor unstintedly by the
matrons and the. night physician.
Everything posslblo was done for
her by attendants, but good results
seemed Impossible with the patient,
who ' seemed Indifferent to tho out
come. This trait of Indlfrerenco had
hen marked slnco sho realized porno
tlmo ago that sho could not hope foi
a parole. About a weok prior to hoi
death, her mental forcesVaowed signs
of weakonjng and her mind was at
ho tlmo sound thereafter, ' ,
Body Is Removed.
Under tho direction of Emll Hoov
er tho son, the body was removed to
the private morgue of tho Fisher un
dertaking establishment, where It
will be proparod for burial, iloovor
. Js apparently without money and tho
body will bo burled In Greonlawu It
Mrs, Hester and aunt does not havo
It shipped to Woodstock, Canada, tho
former homo of the dead woman.
Two sisters, Mrs, S. M. York, of
Cleveland, nnd Mrs. J. W, Weston,
of Woodstock, Canada, were notlflod
iby the son to meet tho body ri Cleve
land." Judge Wing and Attorney J
P. Dawley, Mrs. Clmdwlck's coun
sel of Clovclaud, wcro notified by
Warden Gould, according to directions
given when the vwoman entered the
During her Incoherent talk lately
efforts were made In vain to catch
some allusion or hint of nn admis
sion regarding Tier Identity as .Mad
am DoVcrc. She always denied that
she was Madam Do Vcro.
As Mrs. Chadwick wns received at
the penitentiary Jan. 12, 190G, under
sentence of 10 years, her shbrt tlmo
would have expired Nov. 20, 1911.
Her serial numbor was 30,080.
The record of Madam De Vcro dates
her arrival at the prison Jnn. 23.
Long Story of Crime.
Criminologists are agreed thnt Mrs.
Chadwick was n natural criminal.
Sho came from a .largo family, every
other membor of. which was norqutK
o-tritiire'xperts testified Mrs. Chadwick
COnid no more help following a'
criminal course than n duck could rc-
nuuiu iiovii tiuui o.. uiiunut, i. w""""
into a iool. Her specialty was forg-
ery. While still a girl on her fath-
or's farm In Ontario, Elizabeth Bl-
ley began signing other people's
names to papers that sho could con
vert Into cash.
Mrs. Chadwick was born at East
wood, Ontario, In 1857, one of eight
children of Daniel and Mary Ann
lllgley, .respectable farmers. Whilq
still In her teens, thero were strange
rumors In tho Canadian village that
Elizabeth was an heiress. Howover,
tho rumor started, it sorved tho young
girl a good turn. It increased her
Arrested When Young.
At 22 Elizabeth was arrested for
forgry nt Woodstock, Ontario. Sho
forged tho namo of Reuben Kipp. to
a 300 noto, made out to bo given
by hor as security whon sho bought
nn organ. Tho girl was acquitted
on a plea that sho was Insane Had
she been willing to nbldo by tho samtt
plea, when, nt the climax of hor
career 'sho went to trial at Cloveland
for wrecking tho Oborlln bank, ex
perts still bellevo that sho would
havo been freed.
Soon nfter her experience with tho
Canadlnn court, Elizabeth Dlgloy
went to Cleveland nnd made her homo
for a tlmo with her sister, Mrs.
Allco M. York. Nov. 21, 1883, sho
becamo tho wife of Dp. W. S. Spring
steen. Twelvo" days after the mar
riage, tho doctor asked for a divorco
which was speedily granted. Sho had
married him morely to get n cloak
for her Identity.
Thereafter sho was known alter-
iiaolcy as Mrs. 'Springsteen, Mrs,
Rosa and Mrs. Scott Tho year 1887
found the thon ".Mrs. Scott" In To
ledo doing business as Mmo. DeVere,
clairvoyant. Ono of her acquaint
ance was Joseph Iimb, an oxpress
messengor. Tho Canadlnn farmer's
daughter again turned to forgary, nnd
In 1889 sno was arrested witn hamii,
charged with tho forgery of some
$40,000 worth of notes bearing the.
filgnnturo of Richard Brown, a com
mission merchant of Pittsburg.
Hor Pirat Sentence
I.amk was so easily shown to ho
tho tool of Mmo DoVcre that tho
Jury acquitted him, but tho woman
was eent tQ tho penitentiary for nlno
and a half years. Sho was paroled
by Governor William sioMiuoy, in
Sho went back" ""to Cloveland nnd
opened massage parlors. Dr. IoRoy
Chadwick, widower, ot a prominent
hmlly, was a sufferer from rheuma
tism and a friend suggested that ho
consult Mme, DoVoro. They be
came friends and wore married In
Now enters Ira Reynolds, friend of
Dr. Chadwick beforo his marriage,
und secretary and treasurer of tho
Wndo Park Hanking company. To
tlJs banker Mrs. Chadwick went
with a story of tcmiorary financial
embarassment. Sho said she had a
package of valuable securities that
could bo realized ou later.
Sho not oniy borrowed from tho
bank and from Reynolds' private for
tune, but got Reynolds to sign a
statement that he held the valuable
securities. The sureties were of
courso bogus, as the later cxposuro f
proved. But for six years this pack
ngc of supposed valuable papers
brought wealth In a golden stream
to Mrs. Chadwick.
The witch's scheme of operation
was simplicity uscir. a aT "
In the nicsncs, was Kept in uy mu
fear that suit and exposure would
lose all It had nlrendy loaned. When
a DallK KOI loo uneasy, huiuuiiii-mi.
was made from tho proceeds of still
another loan elsewhere Thus the
ondless chain was kept going. There
was no reason In theory that the
Kchomo could not bo kept going for-
Begins in Oberlin.
Soon Mrs. Chadwick transferred tho
bulk of her business from tho Cleve
land bank to tho Citizens Nntlonnl
bank at Oberlin. Not only did she
wreck this bank, but she sent Its
president, 'C. G. RpckwiTli. to u dis
honored grnvc, and Its cashier, Spear,
Continued on Page Pour.
Teacher Took no Chances on
-, j -.,m-'irj$,ai12,
Pittsburg, Oct. 11. Professor John
A. Holllnger, assistant principal oi
tho Soho school, got tired ot being
foled by llulbert and Albert Knlght-
llner.two 13-year-old twins who can
scarcely tell themselves npurt, and
yosterday when oe' of them sot In
to mischief Holllnger llckeil inein
both just to bo suro tho guilty one
would not escape
Today he 'Was sued for assault and
battery by Mrs. JCrllghtlliiger, tho
angry mother. Holllnger will have
a hearing tomorrow on a chargo ot
assault and battery.
Ho says ho don't earo what 'hap
pens now that ho feels that there
hns been onto that the twins did not
get tho bust of him.
Ho says tho mimes. Hnlbcrt and
Albert, were most confusing at the
best, but when they got to mixing
up until ho got dizzy ho decided to
lick them both' the first tlmo one of
them committed any overt net, and
he did so.
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Kimiifsnmiwmmtt:r-0 aKi?zr.imnK)vteitt ibk- ,. 'j ,
t&frmFMmnWm$ WmPM K ' ' '
(TME CHEW ESCAPES
Port HiiK$ Alich., Ocl. llrrr
The slennidl'alisl, otvned jbyj' the
West Division titcninshit) eotniKiTiv
ifli Chicago )Vn mink wiieu sjie coll
lined ou j 'OH coward jit n. my
"Friday "with OiO steamer Lukfi .Shurifi
n . . .. '.. . . -. ahJ. '
01 UIO yiKMIl'ISt JNllVlgUlIOt Willi-
pany. lri'jiclievod lli.it all of (lie
Bloodhounds Trace the Rob
bersto Carey Little
Upper SauihihkjvOcl. 11.
for .jwla-o'-ViSistniicu wn received
.Wlnv iiionimir lioui Whnrlon 0.
wlioio it AVnr&eported llio Wharton
l.'.ink wit robbed during lliu night.
The Mallow' und a ptwc with
threo bloodhounds havo tinted Uio
men who robbod tiic- hank as fur
r.s Carey, fivo jniles wuitli of
Wlint Ion. The' Kafu 'of the bank
was noli blown and only u Miiull
nuioiint of money 'M secuitvl
from the till, when Hie .thieves were
Countess 'Bina s Becomes
Mother Uuring :V "Wild
Turin, Italy, Ocl. ;U. -Willi Hio
motor car in whidi sho was u
IMSscnget" tearing down a stoop .hill
nt a sixty mile an.' 'hour clip and
beyond control, through a hu-ak in
tho iiiucliaiiisin Countess Uina gave
biith to twins hist night..
Tho count and (iquntc&s were en
joying n niilo spin when the oar
became unmanageable on Uio crest
of a hill. The brakes refused lo
woik and IJiu oniiiitcsVfninled jrom
tho diock. Fortunately Petrol res
ervoir was almost empty and after
negotiating tho hill successfully tho
car came io a .stop without ncridenl.
JiYher and children ara doing well
WANT NEW DEPARTMENT
Cincinnati, Oct. 11-. Beforo final
adjournment the Xiijionnl Paint,
Oil nnd Varnish association went
'on record w favoring 'tho establish
ment of a new federal department
at Washington, postal system. It
was decided to meet in Boslou'ncxt
"t imTr.r htstor.v
fj)"i 'OF3MRS, CHADWICK.
1857 Born in Eastwood,
1879-AcqiT,ltl,cd of for-
gcry in Woothtock, On-
tario, under the name of
' Elizabeth Bigley.
1882 Appeared in Cleve
land as Mr3. Lydia Big
Icy and began to borrow
1882 Married Dr. W.
S. Springsteen in Clove
land. 1883 Reported dead and
Two months later, as
Mme. La Rose, kept a clair
" voyant resort in Cleveland.
October 3, 1883, sued for
divorco by Springsteen.
1886 Lived in Cleveland
as Mrs. Lydia D. Scott.
1887 'Art Lvdia DoVoro
obtained $18,075 by forgery
1890 Convicted of the
1890-5)3 A convict
tho Ohio penitentiary.
1891-A3 Mrs. 0.
Hoover lived in Cleveland
with hor five-yc'ar-old son.
1897 Wedded Dr. Loroy
S. Chadwick in Cleveland.
1903 llorro-wcd thous
ands from tho Oberlin
1904 Sued by Banker
Newton, of Brooklinc,
Mass.. on notes.
1905 Conv'ctcd of con
spiracy to loot the Ober
1907 Died in Ohio Peni
tentiary at Columbus.
State Now Claims Magill
Murdered His Wife
Decatur, ill., Ool. 11. Assis
tant Mate.; attorney Mitchell, open
ing for the slulo today, demanded
tho death penalty for Fred Masill.
Following nn eleventh hour deci-ion
by Uio- attorneys for the statu, he
made a direct chargo of murder,
iii-tcad of I ho 'claim that Magill
was rc-cponsililo for 'his wife's
death, hecniLNO ho drew her into n
Fred Mngill Wiled his wifo by
ndiniuislering, chloroform nnd by
strangling her by wrapping blank
ets about her head, lie was aided
by iPay (imluim, now Fay (Irnlmm
.Mngill, who was present either in
person or incited him to the deed"
! declared .Mitchell.
State Railway Commissioners Fail to Agiee Upon a Plan
for Railroad Investigation and Legislation Each
Stale Seems to Have a Plan of its Own.
Washington, Oct. 11. A hopeless
failure to agree upon u plan for rail
road Investigation and legislation
maiked today's closing deliberations
of the state railroad commissioners.
The only point upon which thero was
harmony was In an objection to
Roosevelt's plan of entire federal
control, In pluco of which apparently
each state has a plan of Its own.
She Makes the Trip Across the Atlantic in Four Days
Nineteen Hours and Forty Minutes, Wresting the
Blue Ribbon from the Deutschland, Which
Has Held it for Years.
New York, Oct. 11. Tho turbine
steniushlp Lusltiiuia Is quccu of the
seas, sno linisncU net second run lo
this port at 1:07 this morning and
anchored near the Sandy Hook light
ship waiting till sunrise before enter
ing Narrows. Sho made the voyage
from Dauut's Rock across the At
lantic In 4 days, 19 hours and -10 min
utes. Sho Is tho first four-day boat to
cross from lamf to land and sho now
holds all tho records ot the Western
With tho Lubltunla's trip the
( unard Hue and Hnglaud.,.capturV(
nphl'C.fcrniaiiy't!ioengerly 'ought rec
ord for possessing the fleetest ship
on the Atlantic. The Hamburg-Amer
ican Unci Dctusrltlnnd has held the
record for a number of years.
Steamship men also claim' that tho
achievement of tho J.usltnnla proves
tho superiority of turbine engines ov
er the recipiocatlng type. Reports
from the ship state that the trio has
been a pleasant one. and the ship bus
shown little vibration
Taft and Cannon Forces LockSHorns in the Convention at
Owasso, Michigan and "Uncle" Joe Comes Out
Victorious Taft Given a Scoring by a'
Saginaw, Mich., October 11. Speak
er Cannon has tlauded tho first two
instructed delegates to the next Re-
publican National Convention. They
will go from the .Eighth Congression
al Dlstiilut of this iitato. They
were selected Thursday afternoon at
Owpsso, after a spirited light be
tween Taft and Cannon forces. Con-
ressman Joseph Fordnoy, ot S'lgl-
naw, and Postmaster F. O. Dowey, ot
Owosso, wcro elected delegates, and
Instructed to voto for Cannon for
President. Their alternates aro A.
Huston, of Tuscola, and W. V. Uron-
son, of Clinton.
I'ho resolution provoked a hot de
bate, which raged for nearly an
hour. Tho opposition was led by At
torney O'Dell Chapman, of Owosso,
and United States District Attorney
Frank H. Watson, repiesentlng Taft
They charged that tho convention's
action was Irregulnr and Illegal, on
tho ground that It was exceedlm; Its
powers. They said tho delegates
would bo thrown out of tho National
Congressman Forduey led tho Can
non forces, lie mndo a stirring speech
In which ho blttorly attacked Taft,
arraigning him for bis attitude to
ward tho tariff, bis advocacy or fico
trado with tho Philippines and Cuba,
and his alleged hostility lo tho licet
EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEF
GREATLY IMPROVED I
Vienna, Ocl. 11. To tho evident
relief of Mm public, Micro has been
announced a marked improvement
In tho condition of Francis .InKnf.
tho used einpuior of Aiisliin and
King of Hungary, who is sultoring
from bronchial catarrh. ,.
Com ornlng the variation of railroad
earnings In different districts, tho
rate committee leported that federal
contiol is impossible without amend
ing the constitution.
Many rate legiihitlous In different
states, followed by reductions on Jp
terstnte traffic, were pointed out and
dci'lniod to lie due to stale, not
OF THE SEAS
The husitania on this trip cap
tured practically all trans-Atlantic
records. Her best day's run, G19
knots, Is nine knots better than tho
former record held by tho Deutsch
land. Her average speed exceeds the
former record ot 23.58 held by tho
ICilser Wllbolni ill of the North
German Lloyd lino,
Now Yoik, Oct. 11. Despito tho
leceut announcement that designers
nio already 'at work for a faster
tnui-'-Atlaiitie pa-scngcrs vessel for
the Hamburg-American lino than
liipbuirderi rc asking whether tho
liii-itnnin hns not already eonio
clo-e to the practical maximum.
The big ('unard docked at 10
o'clock. The general impression is
that her record f four days nnd
1!) 'hour- and o'2 minutes fioni
Daunt'.- rock to Sandy Hook is not
likely lo be ciii,illcd by any other
pi. cnyor -hip. at least until somo
mean- of propulsion is devis-
sugar Industry. iht lauded Cannon
as 'ono of low orthodox Republicans
of today." Tho vote was 43 to 7-
'against a motion to strike out tho
paragraph Indorsing Cannon, and tho
convention then Instructed the dele
gates for him. Forduey Is the orig
inal Cannon boomer in Michigan,
It Is said his plan lu throw tho
stato for hlni and, if successful, run
for United States Senator.) Other
districts are with Cannon becniibo
of tho sugar beet issue.
Tho action of tho Owosso Conven
tion was due euthely lo the hostil
ity in this district, which Is tho
sent of tho beet biigar Industry, to tho
Administration's tariff policy.
Feeling Is so bitter that Republi
cans would not oto for Taft It ho
were nominated. It Is said. Fordnoy
hns been working up n schemo to
throw ns many districts as possible
to Cannon. It Is hollo veil nnipifg
leading politicians of tho state Hint
tho convention has exceeded its pow
ers and that next year's stato con
vention will select u full sot ot dele
gates. In which vent thoy will, bo
Instructed, for Taft Fordney delor
gates, In which ovent.they will ho t
seats. Fordnoy Is a shin subsidy man
and closed to Senator Harrows, who
Is not on good terms with tho stato
TEN PERSONS INJURED
IN AN ACCIDENT
Now Yoik, Oct. II. -Ten pur-
miiis wcro Hurl, iionp fatally, when
tho rear car of I ho Port Chester
lcu'al L''",lltMl "'I" "l0 dcotrio motor
(V" 1J" ft-w ovU, Now Haven und
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