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Coroner Reed Holds Two More Wit
nesses To The Grand Jury ,
H. T. Lee And Al Wolfe Under
A Cleveland Detective Hays A Very
And Turns Up Some Very Incrimi
As predicted in the Banner early in the week, there
wore sensational developments in the Charles E. Metcalf
case late Thursday afternoon when Michael T. Lee and
'Albert Wolfe, both well known Mt. Vernon men, were
locked up in the county jail by Sheriff Parker. Both men
are held as witnesses to the grand jury before the coron
er's inquest and the bond of each was fixed at $5,000. In
default of the same they wore locked up in jail.
Last Saturday the Banner published a story concern
ing the arrest of Fred Powers, an alleged shoplifter, who
stole a number Of articles from the Woolson department
store. Late Thursday afternoon the story became public
that Powers was no criminal and that he was no other
than a shrewd detective by the name of Harvey Rowley of
the Secret Service company, Cleveland, Ohio. i
Rowley was employed as a detective in the case and
4t is alleged that he gathered much incriminating evidence
against certain Mt. Vernon men which will be brought out
at the proper time, but which is being withheld from the
public for the present.
It is claimed that the evidence secured by Detective
Rowley was sufficient to warrant Prosecuting Attorney
Cromley to order the holding of Leo and Wolfe as they
are considered as very important witnesses in the case.
Dotoctlvo Itowloy, who luiH boon
working In Mt. Vornon for Just ono
woek, nml wliouo Motility was known
only to u very fow porKoua, until Into
Thursday afternoon, was neon by n
Banner representative Into Thursday
It tipppnru that Dotoutlvo Itowloy
camo lo Mt, Vomon from Clovolnml
at l!i:3G on tlio mornliiK of Friday,
March 21, IiIh servlcei) ImviiiR boon se
cured l)ji 1'rnauctitlnK Attorney Cioni
ley who huh In Clovolnml on tlio
Knrly Friday mnrnliiR Dotoctlvo
Itowloy wub nt Prosecuting Attorney
Cromloy's olIW.o ami iirruiiKoiiioiils
woro mnilo with Huiit. Million nt tlio
Coopor wurku whoroby Itowloy wnB
Clvou a position n h laborer. Of coiirno
la wuh necessary to toll Mr. Million or
tho dotoctlvo'B Identity, but ho was
worn to Bocreoy, Aftor working one
tinlf dny, Itowloy cumo up town nt
soon covorod with dirt and groiuo for
the express purpoHo or bolng arrant.
d, but It Ih ipilto nmuatiig to bear
Dotoctlvo Rowlny tojl of IiIb groat
diniculty In getting arrostoil In Mt.
Tlio dotoctlvo llrat wont to tlio C.
A. & O. Btntlon whoro ho atolo n grip
ftoni a traveling man and Btnrtod bnok
towards town across tlio viaduct.
JSvery second ho oxpootod to bo grab
bed by tlio collar and luiBtlod off to
Jtll, but no ono saw him tnko tlio grip
nd comoiuontly ho took tlio grip
back to tlio station, Coming up Btroot
"the dotoctlvo entered tho olllco of tlio
Knox Lumbor & Coal company and
commoncod to disturb a numbor of
'topers ou tho desk and protondod to
take a1 numbor of articles, but ho wns
sot detected and coiiBoquontly loft
IN METCALF CASE
tho olllco In illsgiiBt,
Tho dotccttvo unw a numbor of
Blgns about, "Don't Bplt on tho sldo
walk 15,00", bo ho walkod up to n
pollcomun mid engngod in conversa
tion and commenced to cxpoctorato
all ovor tho hlilowalk but no arrost.
As a last resort Dotoctlvo Itowloy
entorcil tho Woolson Dopnrtmont
Btoro nnd while tho proprietor wns
looking Btolo a number of tollot artl
cIoh, Olllcor MqUlroy wns callod and
tho dotoctlvo wnH looked up In tho
Jnll whoro ho gnvo tlio nnmo of Krod
In tho moantlnio Sheriff Pnrkor hnd
boon Jnformed of Dotoctlvo Itowloy's
arroHt nnd accordingly locked tho
"prisoner" up lii a coll with Dnvld
Mnckny, who 1b bolng hold as n wit
ness In tho Metculf case. It appoara
that tho dotoctlvo and Mnckoy talked
moat of tho night and that tho olllcor
certain liorsotw which will bo UBod nt
tho proper tlmo.
It also appears that Mnckny wrote
a nolo to Illchnrd Fowlor and naked
Itowloy to boo Hint tho samowasdellv.
orod to tho man. This noto Itowloy hna
now In his possession.
Without any knowlcdgo of any of
tho otlior ofllclnls of tho city, Shorlff
Pnrkor roloasod Itowloy from tho
county Jail Saturday night nnd ho
wont to Columbus on an evening Irnln
on bufllnoss, returning Sunday ovon
Ing nnd was ngnln looked up In Jnll.
On Monday afternoon, Itowloy was
glvon i honrlng nnd was bound over
to dip grnnd Jury. On Tuosday Proso
cutor Cromloy fixed up n "fnko" bond
In tho Bum of 1300, tho samo sup
posed to liavo boon algnod by "f'ow
ora' " brother who enmo to this city
to got His "b-othcr" out of Jail. Tho
plan was bo well laid and so clovorly
executed that not ovon Chief of Po-
Ilea Dermody know of Itowloy's Iden
tity. On Tuesday a postofuco Inspec
tor arrived In tho city and asked to
sco "Powers" as ho believed hlra to
have been connected with a recent
postolllco robbery at Oahanna. Chief
of Police Dermody, Postmaster Dowds
nnd tho Inspector wont to tho county
Jail to boo tho "prisoner," but wero
informed by Shorlff Parker that he i
had given bond and had been released
Once out of Jail Dotoctlvo Itowloy
went to work about, tho city. Ho
rodo to tho tralnB with Richard Fow
ler, a hack drlvor, and n former om
ployo nt - the Rlnchart livery barn,
and who Is allpged to know something
about the case, Rowley also associat
ed with othor employees about tho
livery barn and secured much valu
Rowloy spent Thursday In company
with Rlcnard Fowler nnd It nppoars
that shortly boforo noon Fowler sub-
plclonod tho detective and remarked
that ho bcllevod him to ho a spoclnl
officer or n dotoctlvo. Bcllovlng that
Fowlor would mako public tho Iden
tity of tho dotoctlvo, tho officials de
cided to act at onco nnd accordingly
Coroner Reod wob communicated with
ovor tho telephone and aBkcd to como
to Mt. Vornon at tho earliest possible
moment and roopon tho coroner's In
quest. The Coroner's Inquest
It was after 2 o'clock Thursday
afternoon whon Coroner Rood reached
tho county court house nnd tho In
quost vas nt onco reopened In the
Jury room. Theio woro nrosont
Prosecuting Attorney Cromloy, Coron
er Reed, Shorlff Parker and tho court
At tho Inquest four witnesses woro
examined, namely: Michael T, Leo,
Albert Wolfe, Rlchnrd Fowlor and R.
Tho ovldonco secured from those
witnesses at tho Inquest was not made
public, but at tho conclusion Coronor
Reed decided to hold Leo and Wolfo
as witnesses at tho Investigation by
tho next grand Jury, and fixed the
bond of each at $5,000 for appearance
whon wanted for that purpose
Both Men Locked Up
Whon ho was notified ho wouldhave
to glvo bond In tho sum of $5,000, Loo
broko out n porsplrntlon and enlled
his father ovor tho telephone nnd
naked .ilrn so sign tho bond, but nt
Hint tlmo Mr. Loo refused to sign tho
bond. Leo callod up n number of
other persons over the telephone nnd
asked iheni to Blgn tho bond, but wis
unsuccessful In obtaining unyono to
sign the bond nnd accordingly ho wns
locked up In tho county Jnll.
AVolTo talked over tho telephone
with ills brothor, Jacob Wolfo, who
reside. In tho onst end of tho dlty
nnd niil.cd him to Blgn tho bond. The
brother refused absolutely to Blgn t-lio
Leo -md Wolfo woro given n coll on
tho lower floor of tho Jail, whllo Mnc
kny la confined in n cell on tho socond
Moor In the Jnll. TIiIb was douo to
provont tho men fiom conversing with
No Formal Arrest
No formnl nrroBt hns boon mndo of
nnyouo charging him with responsi
bility for tho death of Motcalf. In
about HO dnya n grnnd Jury will ns
somhlo for tho May term of court and
It haa been decided by Prosecuting At
tornoy Ciomloy to tako all tho ovl
donco direct to tho grand Jury room
for tho consideration of tho grnnd
Jury in tho finding of an indlctmont.
By not having a ohnrgo made boforo
n magistrate it will not bo necessary
for the Btuto lo rovoal Its hand nnd
glvo out nny of tho ovldonco In its
posBosslon prior to n trial of mi nc
ousod In tho common plona court pro
vided an Indlctmont la found by tho
A Sensational Report
Whllo no report of tho analysis of
Motcnlf's stomach has yot boon ro
colvod from Columbus It Is lntlmntod
that othor waa mixed with tho whlsltoy
which Motcnlf drank tho night on
which ho lost his llfo. It is rumored
thnt David Mockny, who la now con
flnod In tho Knox county Jnll, naked n
numbor of porsonH Bovornl dnya bo
foro Motcalf'B donth how much othor
It would roqulro to kill n porson. This
mny bo somo of tho ovldonco In tho
case, however, tho ofllclnls rofusod to
dlscusB tho ninttor with tho nowspa
If otnor wafl plncod In tho whlskoy
which Metcalf drank, then tho analy
sis of the stomach wllr bo of no value
for tho drug would havo ovaporatod
THE DEMOCRATIC BANNEJt
long boforo tho analysis waB made
and there wouid bo no ovldenco of tlio
poison In tho Btomarh.
It Is rumorod, however, that tho
ofllclnls aro not depending upon tho
resists of the analysis now, as ovl
denco secured by Dotoctlvo Rowloy
will mako a mighty strong case
against several persons.
Second Detective Here
Mr. H. J. Bradbury of Clovoland,
at tho head of tho Secret Sorvlco
company, of which Dotectlvo Rowloy
Is an employee, arrived In tho' city
Thursday and assisted during tho day
In tho caso. Mr. Bradbury waB still
In tlio city on Friday.
Report From Columbus
Coroner Reed received a lottor from
Prof. Howard of Columbus on Friday
morning. Dr. Howard has been mak
ing tho analysis of Motcalf's Btom
ach. Dr. Howard stated that it would
require several days longer to make
tho complete analysis, but bo far tho
analysis shows no ovldenco of any
chloral in tho stomach. It was report
ed that this drug had been mixed with
tho whiskey which Motcalf drank.
Of Man In Mt. Vernon Under
A firm of old offenders who, 'tis al
leged, havo sold "puro cldor vinegar"
which nover wns suspected qf having
aeon an applo, has been caught by tho
dairy and food commlssionor's olllco
Through Its agent punlshmont was in
flicted. This firm Is Price & Lucas of
Allegheny, Pa. It has been pursued
by the state department for many,
many years, but Its agents havo elud
ed tho Inspectors.
A few daye ago word was received
that the company's salesman, John
Glass, would bo In Mt. Vernon. By
piomlslng a retail grocer Immunity
for past offenses In selling tho Penn
sylvania company's goods, his prom
ise to aid In tho capturo was secured.
When Glass appeared tho Btorekeep
,cr called tho department and F. C.
Albright was dispatched. Ho arrest
ed Glass and took ,1dm to Bellfon
talno, whoro Glass had sold goods. A
flna of $50 and costs, amounting In all
to $80, was assessed. Glass' firm paid
and piomiscd to ceaso selling mis
bianded vinegar In tho state.
Lacerated By Catching Them
In A Saw
Samuol Workman, residing about
two miles south of Jclloway, met with
a very sovoro Injury whllo nt work on
a circular saw near his homo. The
accident happened on Friday morn
ing whllo ho wns feeding a board Into
tho saw. In aomo mnnnor, tho board
was given a suddou Jerk and Mr.
Workman's Indox llngor on tho loft
hnnd was suvorcd at tho end. Tho Ht
tlo linger of tho same hand waa ulso
badly lacerated. Dr. J. A. Itecd of
Jollowny was called to rcjndor Burgle
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MrB. E. P. Webster delightfully on
tortaluod at hor homo In Gambler on
Thursday ovonlng. About fifteen
guests woro pioscnt to enjoy tho ov
onlng which was ploasantly spent In
gnmos nnd music. Dollclous refresh
ments woro Borved.
Was Death 01 Mother Of Rev.
J. Frank Smith
Rov. J. Frank Smith, pastor of tho
First Methodist Episcopal church re
ceived a message nt about noon today
stating that his mothor, Mrs. Martha
J. 8mlth, died suddonly nt hor homo
near Hayosvlllo, Ashland county, at
8 o'clock this morning. Sho waa 02
yoara of ago. Sho la Burvlvod by two
sons nnd four daughtor8. Rov. Mr.
Smith loft immediately for Ashland
county, to bo presont at tho funeral.-
WANTED A nilddlo agod woman
aa houaokeopor for small family, no
washing. J. A. Hackett, 213 South
Main Btroot, Mt, Vornon, Ohio.
Will Be Brought To Knox Co.
Jail Next Week
State Issues 65 Subpoenas
(Newark American Tribune
Sheriff Slabauglls busily ongaged
In getting this end of tho trial of tlio
caso of Ohio versus Louis Bolton
ready for trial.
if will be called In Mt. Vernon April
11 and formally tho subpoenas aro Is
sued under tho nnmo of tho sheriff
of Knox county. They aro Issued on
tho piaeclpo of Prosecutor Smytho
and Mr. W. H. Miller of Columbus has
been In tho city for two or thrco days
holplng with the work.
As yot thoro Is no date sot for tho
removal of Bolton, tho prisoner, to
Mt. Vernon, but it Is supposed that ho
will bo taken there tho latter part of
next week. Thus far tho state has
caused to bo Issued subpoenas for G5
witnesses and will as tho caso pro
gresses add considerably to tho num
bor. On ThurBday at noon tho de
fenso had not caused a subpoena to
bo Issued but In proper time thoy will
call nearly a hundred witnesses.
Attorneys on both sides of tho case
look for a considerable time to elapse
In tho matter of securing a Jury. Loc
al attorneys for tho defense aro en
gaged and thoy will bo acquainted
with tho situation.
Waldorf Marshall died at his homo
cast of North Liberty on Friday morn
ing at about 10 o'clock nftor a week's
Illness caused by pneumonia, Ho was
17 years of age and Is survived by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Marshall, two brothors and two
William R. Butler
William R. Butler died at his home
Just east of Millwood Friday morning
at about 10 o'clock aftor an extended
Illness caused by asthma and liver
trouble. Ho was C3 years of ago at
the tlmo of his death nnu Is survived
by two daughters, Mrs. George KIsor
of Akron and Mrs. Nowton Cessna of
Clovoland. Tho deceased was a mem
ber of tho DIsclplo church of Mill
wood, having Joined tho church about
20 years ago. Tho funoral at tho DIs
clplo church In Millwood Monday
morning at 10 o'clock, Rov. James J.
Snydor of Columbus, officiating. In
tel ment In Workman ceniotory at
Mrs. Margaret Kdds died nt the
homo of her pnronts, Mr. and .Mrs.
Samuel Wengelor, on Mansfield "aven
uo Friday morning at about 5 o'clock,
after a two months' Illness caused b)
tuberculosis. She was 27 years of
ago at tho tlmo of hor death and Is
survived by hor husband, hor fathor
and molnor, two sons, ono daughter
and lj sisters. Tho funeral at the
houso Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Rov. F. 13. Brinlnstool officiating. In
tormont In Mound VIow cemetery.
' The Mardls Music 8tore has re
moved to 108 3. Main 8t., room form
erly occupied by Arnold's Book store.
Mr. EH A. Wolfe of Howard wont
to Columbus Filday morning to attend
to somo businoss matters.
FOR SALE Two young draft
horses. Address G. It. Shorman Mt
Vornon, O., Routo 4. Phono B 123,
Mrs. P. O. Pndgott and daughter,
Ruth, of Dolawaro, Ohio, aro spending
several days with frlonda In Danville.
A complete stock of Oliver and Im
perlal plow repairs always on hand.
L. A. Weiss, W. High street. 4-11
Mrs. nnd Mrs. Jny Strough of How
ard spent Friday In Mt. Vornon, tho
guost of frlonds.
KNOX CO. TEACHERS
Meetings for tho examination ol
teachers will bo hold at the
CENTRAL SCHOOL Bldg
Mt. Veronn, Ohio,
The first Saturday of ovory monti
Tho third Saturday of April and th
third Saturday in May. Examination
will commence at 8:00 o'clock, a. in
Address all communications to thi
Olerk of Boari ot Examiners.
Organization of Board:
W. W. BORDEN, Presldont,
A. U MURRY, V. f resident,
O. M. BARBER, Clerk,
Mt, VarsoH, O.
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Got Ease in Les3 Than Ten Minutes.
Mn. James E. Alexander, of North Harpswell, Me., writes: "I am
a horseshoer and subject to many strains in my back and hips which has
brought on rheumatism in the sciatic nerve. I had it so bad one night
when sitting in my chair, that I had to jump on my feet to get relief. I
at once applied your
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Tiy it for Rheumatism, Sciatica,
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It gives almost instant relief.
I'rlco 25c"., COc, and $1.00 at All Dealers.
Solid for Slunn'g Froo Hook on Horses. Address
DR. EARL S. SLOAN, BOSTON, MASS.
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You like a suit that "hangs" right; so does
any man, hut that quality in clothes that we call
the "hang" is a matter of good tailoring, good de
signing and tho right materials.
Hart Schaffoer & ftftarx
clothes have it; and it's enough in itself, without
the rest, to make them worth the price.
Let us show j7ou what it means.
Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits $18 to $30.
Hart Schaffner & Marx Spring Over
coats $16.50 to $25.
This store is the home of Hart Schaffner
& Marx clothes
I. Rosenthall, Prop.
Cor. Main and Vine Sts. Mt. Vernon, O.
BIG. FIQH COMPANY DEAL
Seattle, Wash., April 1 Nino of the
finest and best oqulppod canneries on
the coast ot Alaska, property ot the
Northwostorn Fisheries company, a
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, Hill.
" For twenty-nine years I have
been at intervals a great sufferer
from rheumatism. During that
time, no telling how many gal
lons of the various kinds of lini
ments and oils I have used and
with but little relief. Recently,
I was confined to my bed help
less. I tried Sloan'3 Liniment
not need any
a powerful penetrant.
K EgppCI I
wero icday taken over by a now cor
poration formed and controlled by tho
Booth Pish Company of Now York,
Baltimore and Chicago. Tho pur
chase price ot tho Northwestern can
nodes la said to hrvo been la tho
neighborhood of $1,000,000.
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