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BOCK ISLABD, ILL., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1S96.
17 1 HTP T I HAT rriT1?ir ! rc4t Woodi not yet of agei bright loofc
XALljJ 1AiUlN lllJluU ag.wth a florid face, cleanly shaved,
I light hair, and finely dressed. Hisconvcr-
, ' satlon showed him to bo mors advanced
?flre Implicated in Poor Pearl In the ways of the world than usual at
Bryan's Taking Off.
ALL THE SUSPECTS YOUEG MEN.
the age ot 21. He was accompanied by his
father, Kcv. D. M. Wood, presiding cider
of the Methodist church in tho district
where he resides; Kcv. A. A. Gee, pastor
of tho Methodist church of South Bend,
Ind.; A. H. Grant, attorney of Indianapo
lis, who is the counsel ot Wood, and A.
R. Colbnm, a lumber merchant of Michi
gan City, who came to go on the bond of
Mystery Tafvldlng Itself Gradually Per.
tlal Confmsioas by Two of Those Involve!,
Itacked Tp by Other WltnesMa, FIs the J vouniy Wood.
built Almost liKlooMcdlyon Scott Jack. Although no warrant has been Issued
son, A. M. Wallln. and William Wood J charging Wood with aiding and abetting
Heal Merderer still t'nrevenled.
Cincinnati, Feb. 7. All yesterday the
city was nunruusly excited over the hour
ly development of the now famous story
of tho mysterious death of Pearl Bryan,
tho Cirrencnstlc, Ind.. fanner's daughter.
What Is called a confession of two of the
young men Implicated as her mnrdcrcrs
la only a Strang sort of half defiant
wincing under the semi-torture of a police
examination, In which each culprit ap
pears to be trying to shield himself as an
arcldentol accomplice and make tho other
tlio real criminal. So far it Is known that
lVnrl Bryan, about to become a mother
and desirous of hiding her sbamo. left
Grerncaotle, lad., Tuesday, Jan. 2S, ostcn
slbly to vUlt Mrs. Fiher In Indianapolis
and that William Wood saw hnt to the
The Story That Walling Tells.
It U further known thnt she camo dl
rnctly to Cincinnati, tried to see Scott
Jackson at tho dental collego thit night, J
but could not; thut sho registered at tho
Indiana Itouso as "Mabel Stanley, City,"
aud was assigned to room 114. After that
t he stories about her do not agree. Alonzo
71. Walling, tho roommate of Scott Jack
on (both of whom ara under arrest
rhargud with tho murder), snys that Jack
son saw MLia Bryan on Wednesday aud
that ho went about tho city with her aud
flnully on Friday completed tho crime of
murder, cutting off the girl's head and
liriiiKing it to Cincinnati in her ownv.v
lisp, wliirh he kept until Monday,when he
vrutt tho henil Into a sower and threw her
clothing Into the Ohio river.
darkMra Lays the lilama on Walling.
On the other liniul Jackson, in a stolid,
half stupid, and always obstinately argu
mentative manner, places tho entire bur
den on Walling. According to his story
the lament ibln condition of Miits Brynn
was attributed to Wlllinm Wood. of South
Bend, Ind., who oiMillcd to Jackson to
help him cover up the girl's shnmo and
hi own participation In the aHair. Wood
did this, Jackson says, liocaiiso ho (Jack
son) was a dental student and supposed to
h ivu access to means for producing an
ab'tiiun. Jackson denied having any
suuh knowledge, but recommended Wal
ling, his roommate. who lnvl told him how
hit had oxlsted two girls from Hamilton,
., near his homo. Thereupon Wood sent
Ml liuyun to Clnrlnimti, where Jiu tson
turned her over to Walling and there his
information aeonicd to fail.
Mnile fcnine Incriminating Admissions.
lie said that WulliiiK took the girl away
from the hotel on Wednesday, and that
wus the last ho suw ot her. But under tho
spur of persistent questioning ho inodo
ninny mora admissions, such as that ho
1'U the girl's valiso at a barber shop,
empty, where tho pollco found it. The
clilet of polieu asked him tu open tho va
line, and had him de:.cribo tho ghnstly
lilfKMl-ntalns, tiuuli. as Jackson nriruud, ly
tin' dissevured hemt of his victim. But he
iini-.t vlpormvly denied that he h.ul ctrried
the VhIIhi' with the girl's bloody head In it.
ilis cotifiKsloii wns in shreds and patches,
ait-usntlons niralnst Walling and digitals
ot what Incriminated himself, lint oil tho
turn admitting thnt h.i knew t!io purposo
f.r whleh l'earl Bryan c.tmo to Cmcln
natl, and that hekuewon Friday night
that sho was ucmL
TO AN ICY DEATH
Thirteen Men Plunged by the
Collapse of a Bridge.
T Willi '17 GO DOWH IN THE WEECZ.
an abortion, yet he was held on suspi
cion without bond. Wood was exam
ined at length by Mayor Caldwell and
Chief Dcltsch. lie was questioned very
closely about the letters from him that
hod been captured with the effects of
Scott Jackson in the luttcr's room. Those
letters refer specifically to the proposed
abortion on Pearl Brynn, Wood said ba
was a distant relative of the girl aud was j
doing everything In his power to help hide
bar condition and yet her out of trouble.
Ho denied all knowledge, of anything
that was ever proposed except the abor
tion. In these letters Scott Jackson told
Wood that Wailing, his roommate, had
a friend who was an expert chemist and
who would tako chargo ot tho operation.
It turns out that Jackson was referring to
himself, so Wood and Walling claim, as
the expert chemist as well as the surgeon.
Wood was released on bis own recog
nizance. WALLING MAKES A STATEMENT.
Declares That Jackson Folly intends! to
Kill l'earl Hryan.
Walling has prepared a statement
Which was given out at nil'lnight in
which he says that Scott Jackson told him
about his trouble with Ponrl Bryan, in
which he said Willinm Wood was also in
terested. Jackson never referred to any
thing except tho proposed abortion until
l'earl Bryan camo to this city on Jan. S3.
Then ho talked about her condition, and
consulted with druggists and fellow stu
dents about tho best drags with which to
kill. Jackson got drunk a night or two
after Pearl camo here, and told his room'
mate that he proposed to get away with
Ho hod several plans which ho outlined.
One was to tako her to a room on'l
her with drug and leave her as if she had
suicided. Another plan was to kill her
with tho drug, cut up tho body and drop
it in vaults, unless bo got a good oppor
tunity to cremate it at the furnace in tho
dental college. His third plan was with
acids, which Walling explains at length.
Walling denies that ho was with Jackson
and Pearl Bryan in the cab last Friday
night before the murder was committed.
A colored porter and a barkeeper who
saw the hack drivo away from their sa
loon tcstllled thut Walling got into the
back with them. Walling insisted that
tho lost time ho saw Pearl Bryan was
last Wednesday night, but that he did sco
Jackson on Thursday and i riday nights.
and thnt Jackson went t their room and
put on psrt of Waiting's clothes in order
to throw suspicion aud blame froni nun
suit on his room-mntc.
OTIIMt KVIKKNCK AOA1NHT THE MEN.
Wltaessrs Who Trll What Will Probably
Hans M or All of Turin.
But tho evidence against theso men
d.ici not t'epend nu their own statements.
Thn bhmdy valirn is shown by other wit
ni-sscs to have U-cn leit at a barber shop
by Jackson. Ho could not have been in
norvnt of Its chrwtly use. Ho admits thai
It belonged to the poor girl and that It
contained tier clothing and toilet articles,
which lie says hu carried In Installments
day by d.iy and threw Into the Ohio river.
A saloonkeeper has Identified tho men as
having lnvn In his saloon with two
Women, unit says that on Friday night
Jnrkson borrowed tJ from Mm to take
buyiry ride. Saturday night he paid Cl.TI
On Jackson's person when arrested wer
three lady's handkerchiefs, whlrh ho said'
ha found on a street car on Sunday night,
but which more protmbly were taken
from tlto vails of Miss Bryan. The main
facta of tho tluie, manner and place of the
girl's death remain unruvealud. It it
Know Scott Jackson at Indianapolis.
lNrtIASI-oLls, Feb. T. cott Jackson,
tho confessed murdctcr of Pearl Bryan,
ot Urecncastlc, was onco a resident hero
mid a student at tho Indiana Dental col
lego. The faculty of the college remem
ber little about him. Dr. Hunt says thnt
Jackson left the cullzga at tho end of tho
March t Tin.
WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?
Coodrmnrd Building Allowed to Stand
l.ntll It Falls and Kills Three Men.
Bkoomlvn, Feb. 7. Two men were
killed and two injured yesterday by the
falling of a building in Third avenue, this
city. The building was condemned noar
)y a year ngo. It was a thno-story brick,
Mixl'j feet, and was owned by the II. W.
Johns Manufacturing company. The up
per lloors wore vacant, but tho first floor
was rented by James Quiglcy, who used
it as a cooperage shop, (jiiigley usually
had ten men at work in his shop, but ves-
terday thero were only himself and three
others. The dead are: James Qu!gley,
proprietor oi mo cooper snop; Simon Jjca
man, workman. Tho Injured: Michael
Mulcohy, probably fatally; Daniel Mee
The building bad been shaking in tho
wind for some time and it is supposed tho
centre of tho root pavo way. Mcchan
heard tho cracking of tho building in
ttnio to make bis escape, and ho directed
the rescuers to tho plaeo where the others
bad been at work when the crash came.
Tho position ot tho threo bodies showed
that (Juiglcy and Lc&man bad heard tho
crash wheu tho building began to fall and
bad bocn caught by the falling walls when
naif way on their rush fur the door.
Only Seven Escape a Grave In the Black
Waters Beneath Efforts to Save tho Un
fortunates Impossible, Even with m Boat,
In tbe Kaginc Klver The Name Known
of bat One of the Lost Sensational Be-r-orts
of Loss of Life.
New Bhitais, Conn., Feb. ?. A bridge
on the Now England railroad over the
Pequcbuck river, near Bristol, collapsed
about 9 o'clock last night, carrying with'
It twenty workmen, of which thirteen are
believed to havo perished. At midnight
two bodies bad been recovered and eleven
men were missing. Among tho dead is
John O'Brien, foreman, of East Hartford.
Tho names of the missing; are unknown.
The fierce storm which swept over tho
stato played havoc with New England
railroad bridges, and the swollen waters
of the Pequcbuck river threatened to carry
the bridge away. At 5 o'clock a special
wrecking train with forty men left East
Hartford, and tho men were put to work
on the new bridgo which the company is
building over the river, and which is al
most completed. It was intended to put
the new bridge in shape at once, so that
trains could cross the river. The old
bridge, had been declared unsafe.
- Old Bridge Goes Into the River.
Twenty workmen were put to work on
each bridgo. About 9 o'clock one of the
foremen, John Barry, callol the twenty
men on the old structure toward the center
tojassist in tearing up the ties, which wero
wanted for the other bridge. The weight
ot the men was too great tor tho bridge,
and with hardly a moment's warning it
collapsed with a loud noise, precipitating
sixteen or seventeen of the men into tho
raging waters of the river. Thr.ro or four
wero caught by falling timbers and seri
ously injured. Three managed to cling
to fragments of the bridgo and were res
cued bv a number of their comrades who
rushed over from tho new bridge ns soon
as they realized the extent of the disaster.
Were Gone. Fast All Rescue.
The tottering condition of the remain
ing portion of tho old bridge rendered the
work of reaching tbo men impossible, ana
bad a boat been available nothing would
have held it against tho mad rush ot tho
waters. Tho unfortunate men in tho
water attempted to seize sticks and por
tions of tho abutments which had broken
loose, bnt not more than five or six were
successful. Tho othors were carried
down stream and were quickly lost to
sight in the darkness. Two men wore
able to swim ashore, but fell exhausted as
soon as they reached tho land. John Bar
ry, the foreman in charge of the oldjbridge
war extricated from tho mass of wreckage
and debris which collected jrhero the
bridge gave woy, and was ?nd to be
badly wounded. . . "
Search for the Victims Is P,' Vss.
As soon as tbe railroad, official. : p no
tified of tho collapse a special traaiOsvns
sent out from E-ist Hartford with two
surgeons and another cane of wreckers.
A gang of twontr men rigged impromptu
rafts aud scows and began a search for ttie
bodies. Others were sent down both mdes
of tbe river to eo it any one had been
fortunate enough to reach tho shore. ; At
a lato hour no more bodies were fodBd
aud it was tho general opiuion
men had no chance of reaching the shore
alive. Most of the men lived in Hartford
and East Hartford and nearly all hotee
THREE KILLED IN A RIOT.
Baca War a Whiting, Ind., Colmlnatos In
a Bloody Affray.
Whitixg, Feb. 7. Hungarians and
Poles of Whiting engaged in 'riot at Jo
seph Maovitik's saloon yesterucy after
noon in which threo men', were shot and
killed and two seriously wounded. Many
more were injured in the melee, bnt not
seriously enough to require medical at
tendance. The troublo was the- culmina
tion ot a race war of long standing be
tween the rival races employed by the
Standard Oil company. ;
Tho dead arc: Steve Madia, shot
throub the heart from tho back; John
Makin. 'shot in breast, died three hours
11 in 1 1 ii. Emory Szan jo, shot over left
The following were latauy wounded:
Jacob Gtpdstone, Chicago, shot in breast;
John Thomas, foreman for Standard Oil
company, shot in right side. (
Ko Mora Boom at tho Falmer Ilonae.
rniI'AG(V Vnh. 7 Tho Palmar llc
reasonably clear that she mot her death I wlll tho rallying center of the Demo-
r no '" catlc politicians during tho national
clearly disproved by the coronor's inve-
ligation, do also Is the theory of death!
from drutrs, as thai analysis ot her . atom I
acb showed no snrh condition. I
headed or was killed by an anaesthetic As
dtath from the latter cause can only be
determined by tho condition of the blood,
and as decapitation depleted tho veins,
that question can only bo settled by tho
testimony of witness. Imagination
staggers at tho suggestion of cold-blooded
murder by decapitation, and leaves the
only plausiblo theory that tho girl died
under the influence of an anaesthetic and
that tha subsequent treatment of her
body was to hide tho cause ot death.
Late yesterday aftornoon. In the locker
of Wulilng at tho dental college, was
What's the Matter With
John Bedell, a liveryman at Monnt
CarmcL Ills., was instantly killed by be
ing kickesVfcy a horse. ;
Obituary: At Minneapolis, General
David Reynolds, 61; William Smith, of
BoscobcL Wis., 33. At New York, Dr.
Paul Pancretlus, S3.- At Areola, Ills.,
Robert Miller, 45. At Marshall, Bte., W.
P. Grcenough. '
The Bay Stato Agricultural sooloty, of
Boston, has passed a resolution commend- !
ing Secretary of Agriculture Morton's re-1
Tha AnekoTCns claimants hoire decided i
to incorporateftndtr the laws of Ohio.
A series of revival meetings at Albion,
Mich., has resulted in COu ccpivcrsions.
Many business men ore oniony the con
Henry J. C. Cusb, editor of John Jacob
Astor's Pall Mall Gazette, and Mullcr,
assistant editor, having refn' 1 to re
sign their positions, Astor ...nuntir '''dis
missed thorn. The editorial staff, upon
learning of tho action of th chief, re
signed in a body. s i
President Joseph Banigan, of. the rub
ber trust, has resigned.
An undertaker and - a monamont fell
into a grave at a funeral in Wright ceme
tery. Alma, Alum. The colun w&s smashed
and the face ot the corpse mutilated.
Rev. Father John M. Fltxgcialdhasbecn
found guilty ot arson at Rochester, N. Y.
Several buildings belonging t4 him were
burned after heavy Insurance, had been
placed on them.
' Tho old court house at Petersburg, Bis.,
in which Abraham Lincoln Maod toad-
dress juries, has been sold for iRJt. It will
be replaced by a Jj'J.OOU struotuic.
Joo Moylan assaulted viciously in the
postoflice of Soperville, Ills., Thomas Wil
6 ted, an old and respected cittfxi of Knox
county. Wilsted is in a precocious condi
tion. Officers are after Moylan.
James Burke, the Saginf-y, Mich.,
healer, has disappeared.
Wenaall P. Smith, watchman nr.d ex
policcman at Denver, was shot and killed
by a bdrglar whom ho detected in tho act
of breaking into a grocery store. The mur
liobort Adams, carrying on business
under the name of K. and H. Adams,
manufacturers of cotton goods, with of
fices at 16 Greene street. Now York, has
assigned to Charles E. hado. Tho failure
is said to involve &KA),030.
vention. Besides tho national committee,
twenty states will have their headquar
ters at the hotel, tvery available room
In tho house that can Iw spared from tha
vgular trado has been assigned. The
following are tho states for which rooms
havo bvx-n set aside: Iowa, Mississippi,
Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire, Ver-
mout. South Dakota, Louisiana, Indiana,
Colorado, Connecticut, Texas, West Vir
ginia, Wisconsin, -Alabama, . Nebraska,
Pennsylvania. Kontncky. Indiana has
had set aside for it the largest number ot
Heavy Blow at Hew York.
. XW York, Feb. 7. Tho storm of wind
and rain is most were. The wind at
one time was blowing sixty-two miles
an honr. Men. women and nhildnut worn
ound a pair ot trousers wrapped In paper. literally lifted from their foot by tho fores
i ik y belonged to Jackson, niwu of ths gale. In several Instances down
mud were on the knees and other por-' town heavily loaded trucks were over
turns of tho garment. Jackson denied turned. Telegraphlo communication Is
having seen them for month. And w interrupted in every direction, particular
this mystery is In tbe process of solution, t jy mong the coast.
littlo by little, with hundreds of search
ing rys turned to Terr available
of evidence, while the public
aghast at tho fiendish atrocity of
Implicated. " :'
TOVXO WOOD AT CESCEUrATX,
- - Sooro Another sor Jmdgt Lynch,
MAaisoSYiLUt, Ky., Feb. 7 Jax
Hughes, mordorcr of Marshal Smiley at
Providence, Ky., last Tuesday, surren
dered to a tamer near Providence Tester
day afternoon and was jailed at Dixon be
fore the Providence people know of it, or
Many Lives Lost at a Fire.
New YoltK, Feb. 7. A report says that
many lives are lost at Bound Brook, N.
J., in a fire.
Plaisfield, X. J., Feb. 7. Word k re
ccived hero that a fire had started in
Cook's lumber yard at Bound Brook,
which is about six miles from this place.
The flames spread rapidly and in a short
time communicated to houses in the vi
cinity. It is said the entire town is being
swept away. There is no communica
tion. Twenty-Ova Ferson Hissing.
Mokristows, X. J., Fob. 7. The dam
at Pocahontas Lake broko lost night and
nil the lower part of this city was inun
dated. Ho far as is known no lives have
been lost, although twenty-live persons
are missing. Their disappearance U creat
ing intense excitement.
Failure of a Sprins; Company.
Cleveland. Feb 7. The Columbia
Spring companv, doing business In sev
eral states and having headquarters al
Newport. Kv.. has filed a deed of nsslg
mcnt to John ii. Kennedy, of New York,
in tho probate court hero. Tho i;ssignea
gave a bond for $120,)). Tli3 debts ot
tho company aggregate 1"47.23. ' .
Depnsltias Gold in the Traasaiy; ' -
New YoltK, Feb. 6. The Amcrlsan Ex.
change National b.Hik has deposited S5eQ.
U)J, the Bauk of New Y'ork, t JJO.COO, and
tho Hanover National bank, S5JO,000 in
gold coin in tha sub-treasury. Total do
posited yesterday, 2,:i50,trJO.
From Every Clime.
Twenty-nine nationalities are repre
sented in a Xc-w York public grammar
school. Tlieie are in the primary and
grammar departments of . this school
1,300 children, and at the last census
there were represented among them He
brews, Italians, Germans, Irish, Greeks,
Russians, Poles, French, Scotch, Eng
lish, Welsh, Swiss, Chinese, Silesians,
Assyrians, Tunisians (North Africa),
Javanese, Kongo West Indiana, Cubans,
Norwegians, Swedes, Ansrrians, Hun
garians, Herzcgovinians, Wallachians,
Moldavians, Egyptians, Danes and Ar
rieniacs. Kot over 10 per cent of these
children speak English in their homes,
the proportion in the primary being un
der and that in the grammar department
over this estimate.
That & A. It. Encampment Rata.
Chicago, Feb. 7. A special meeting ot
tho AVestern Passangor association has
been called for Feb. 11. The subject of the
meeting will be tho extension of tho time
,., 7 i limit on tickets tj the encampment of the
V .wl G. A. It at St, Paul by the Great West
ern road. It is not likely that any decisive
action will be taken at the meeting, but
the roads wiUfecid.; what course they in
tend to pursuf Ite later date.
Death oki tetim of a Wreck.
Ixdiaxapolio, Feb. 7. John Torrence,
tho oldest railway mail clerk in Jho coun
try, who was injured in the . Panhandle
wrcclfrncar South Charleston 0- on
Jaa.tSS, died at his home in this city yes
terday from his injuries. Ho was 07 years
old and leaves & widow and four children.
sfNT .ONE rundown,
LA. or emaciated from
any cause whatever, will be
helped at once by the (use of
Deal Any Implication
tins tbo GUI Oot of Tioaalo.
U'lltlatn U'ml 1 1. V
.Kht from. South fiu tmder that, mob wiU at tempt to ban, him.
1 he would have bson lynched. The jrrcat-
I est exclteiaent prevails and It is feared
Exposure to cold, damp winds may
result in pneumonia unless the ys-
tern it kept invigorated by Hood.
of CodJiver Oil and- Hy
pophosphites. It possesses
in a peculiar sense flesh-making,
ments. There are plenty
of cases where persons have
gained a pound a day by
taking an ounce of Scott's
; Real Estate,'
Insurance ancj Loaris
Boom 4. Mitchell & Lynda Vug.
Telephone 1003. I
They're All Right
Only we have too many goods; our bank account too
small. Prices are made to Reduce Stock, cost nor value
taken in consideration.
400 Childs' Suits I 800 Fine Pants
Worth t4. 15 and $S. tftbO Worth M to 6. tdlmb QQ
Your choice of the lot .... 2?iX
Come early for best selection. vil-'' Tout pick ol the lot - - - vf7'
Heavy Underwear Men's Lined Gloves
Worth 25c. this sale only - - - "1 C Worth 25c and 85c "fl
Only 600 in this lot. I 'f Sale price I if
" None to dealers. AVV Come early if interested. -B U X-'
20 Per Cent Discount r.H3
coat, if you buy it of us, FORTY PER CENT LESS than any other clothier sells them.
Shirt Waists Men's stiff Hats
Mother's Friend Percale A Worth t and $3. 4dJeTfl
Shirt Waists. , 4ltO'C To closi out f all slyles. JSl I
Worth 75c and $1. only - - - -H- VV Hats conformed to jour head - ZjjjJ-U-m' Tjf
Men's Boys' Suits 100 Overcoats
Worth double. These suits ti)''' ff Small lots, one, two and fjtfc fif
are small lots. Your choice. a4 three alike. Worth f8 and tlO.
This is a snap for you. This sale vjp-'
The unquestionable bar
gains we now offer in
every line of HOUSE-FURNISHINGS.
Were never sold so
Suffer most, we are
bound to move them.
We show the largest
line of Brussels and
high grade Carpets in
the tri-cities. Spring
s Mattings just in.
& Canet Co.,
324, 526, 328 Brady St.,
Old age can be attained by the proper use of in
vigorating tonics. The Rock Island Brewing Co's
products are all the results of scientific labor and
the most improved apparatus, preserving in the
highest degree, the health giving qualities of the
Rock Island Browing Oo.
BOTTLED GOODS A SPECIALTY.
Incorporated Under tha
Five Par Oat interact Paid on DapoalU;
Baoavej Loanad oa Personal Collateral or Real Estate Baowlty-.
J M BoroBB. PMsldant
4omm cnuNs vw n
r Sinunu, Cnsnlat.
Ut. o. Miscall lands' mtm
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Carpenter and Builder,
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