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land Daily Argus.
tOL. XLI NO. 229.
ROCK ISLAND. SATURDAY, JULY 15. 1893.
I tHug-le Copies 8 Oaatf
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i And Self-Confessed Are Galla
gher And Davidson.
THEY SWOEE DEMPSEY EJT0 PEISON
For the Alleged Homestead Pofaontng,
and Now Come Forward and Own That
They Are Blackhearted Villains, hat
They Ijiy It to the Flnkertons A Chance
to See Whether Justice Is On Doty in
This Country The Confession.
Pittsburg, July 15. Patrick J. Galla
gher and J. M. Davidson, who are serving
terms in the western penitentiary for self
confessed complicity in the alleged poison
ing or tne non
in the Homestead
mill, have made
an other .confes
sion, in which they
jay they were paid
to swear away the
liberty of IlughF.
Dempsey and Rob
ert J. Beatty, both
of whom they now
assert were inno
cent of the crime
of which they
were convicted. They
further state that so far as they know there
was no poison administered to the men
in the Homestead mill. Gallagher's con
fession is written by himself and sworn to
before Squire S. D. White, of Hnysville.
Davidson's was given verbally in the
presence of witnesses. Attorney l'orter,
one of Dcmpsey's attorneys, six weefcs ago
received a Utter from Gallagher asking
him to call at the penitentiary.
One Perjurer Corroborates Another.
Mr. Porter called and in the presence of
Warden Wright and 'Squire White Galla
gher and Davidson told their stories. Gal
lagher said that the secret was killing
him. He had prepared the confession and
read it to the gentlemen present and then
made affidavit to it. Davidson's state
ments were simply a corroboration of Gal
lagher's. Mr. l'orter gave out the sub
stance of the confession, suppressing only
the minify of the men whom Gallagher
says were in the plot to send Dempsey to
prison. Mr. Porter wad Gallagher's con
fession as follows, showing the reporter
that the paper was properly signed and at
tested: Charge Aruint the Pinkerton.
"Dempsey and Beatty are entirely inno
cent. I never sot any powders or poison
from them, and I never administrated any
in the mill. I was told by Pinkerton de
tectives who arrested me that if I did not
do as they wanted me to do they would in
dict me for murder and have me hanged.
They got me drank and prepared a con
fession for me. I was kept supplied with
money and whisky for days, while a de
tective shadowed me all the time. I was
told that if I attempted to get iway I
would be shot. After the .story got into
the newKftnpers I was giveu xeroiTi
and was told that I would be justified in
shooting any one who molested me.
Why They Wanted Dempsey.
"They told me they were after Deimsey
because he was at the head of the Knights
of Lalior and that organization was no
good and ought to be broken up. They
said that if I would testify against Demp
sey and Beatty they would not push the
murder charge against me and that I
wonld go free. At the most, 1 would get
only sixty days, to satisfy the public. They
continually cautioned me not to get mixed
in my story, but to swear to what they
said anil stick to it. Thev made me re
hearse the story frequently. Thera were
other witnesses who were to take their cue
from me and-uiake their stories corrobor
Everybody Veracious but Gallagher.
"What Dempsey swore to was true. lie
hired us to make reports of the number
of men in the mills. That $25 I got from
him was borrowed money, and was used
to prevent my furniture being taken from
me. E. W. Robinson, the prisoner in jail
who testified that I told him Dempsey
was innocent anil that this was a put up
job toltij the truth. I did tell him that. I
was keft supplied with money, provisions
and clothes while I was in jail the same
as when I was out. They kept continual
ly telliiigme toswearthis case through and
stick tojit so they could not get out of it as
in thetjHtchlow ca.se. If they got this case
through they said that would settle the
Homestead people. I was told they had
twenty witnesses to bolster up my story.
They had roe so badly frightened and kept
me drunk so long that 1 did not know
whether I was living or dead half the
CORROBORATED BY OTHERS.
Porter Kutintied that the Whole Thing Was
1 a Detective Plot.
Davidson's statement is about the same
as Gallagher's. Besides these Mr. Porter
has the affidavit of a person who swears
that a certain detective in the affiant's
presence told Gallagher why he wanted to
strike a blow at the Knights of Labor.
The detective also said that the only way
to do it was to swear Dempsey was guilty
and stick to it to the end. If he did not
swear this the detective said he would have
Gallagher indicted for murder. Similar
corroborations of the confessions of the
convicts is given by nearly a down witnes
ses whose affidavits Mr. Porter has in his
It will also be shown where detectives
tried to get others to do some swearing in
the case and where false testimony, out
side of Gallagher and Davidson, was given
at the triaL Mr. Porter said: "I do not
want any unjust suspicion to be attached
to any one. This work was done entirely
by Pinkerton detectives, probably because
they wanted to get even for their defeat on
July 6, and certainly without any author
ity." Mr. Porter thinks that because
other persons who were connected with the
case, according to Gallagher's first confes
sion, were not prosecuted is sufficient and
conclusive evidence that the whole thing
was a plot against Dempsey
Continuing Mr. Porter said: "From the
first I had been entirely satisfied of Dcmp
sey's innocence, and more, that there was
never anv noison administered, in the
1 Jme&teaa mill: Tnis is the uniortunate
result of reputable people of Allegheny
county importing thieves and convicts
from Chicago and other places, and using
them as detectives. I have no doubt but
that when we establish the truth of what
we now know to be tme, the pardon of
Hugh F. Dempsey and Robert J. Beatty
will meet with hearty approval.
"The district attorney, together with the
attorneys for Dempsey and Beatty, will
nave trallagner ana Davidson repeat their
confessions, while the district attorney
will cross-examine them. Then if they
stick to the statements already made pa
pers will be prepared and an appeal to the
board of pardons will be made at the earl
iest possible day. This done, attention
will then lie given to the several persons
instrumental in depriving Dempsey and
Hearty of their liberty."
THE WAY ALLISON EXPLAINS IT,
Iowa's Senator on the Sherman Law and
Silver Money. - -
Minneapolis, July 15. Senator William
B. Allison was in the city, the guest of
Senator W. D. Washburn. Senator Allison
was asked what in his opinion was the re
lation of the Sherman law to the present
financial situation. He replied: "The un
rest is chargeable partly and very largely
to the fact that there is a belief that if we
continue to purchase silver we must soon
reach the silver standard. That belief ex
isting, it is no longer useful or wise to con
tinue these purchases. Expansion of
credit, distrust of the Democrats as re
spects the tariff and the general subject of
the currency all contribute to the trouble
we are having.
If we cease the purchase of silver we
can easily maintain at par in gold all the
silver we have, and the fear of a silver
standard will pass away. Such stoppage
will very greatly aid in the restoration of
confidence, which is the important thing.
We are amply supplied with gold for
Being asked what in his opinion was the
future of silver the senator replied: "Sil
ver bullion is now far below its normal
price. It will advance as soon as the pol
icy regarding its use is more clearly de
fined. That it will be used as money
largely in the future and that it will
eventually be restored to its old status I
do not doubt.
"Meauwile it will not be likely to de
preciate more. When the law was passed
it was thought important to add to the
circulating money each month to provide
for the expansion of business. The law
had that effect until recently. Xow, how
ever, instead of enlarging the volume of
the currency these purchases cause the
hoarding of gold and greenbacks and
thereby contract the volume of money.
So the useful purpose intended no longer
existing, it is probable it will be re
pealed." BIG ASSIGNMENT AT DENVER.
Ex-Governor Tabor and Others in Financial
Denver. July 15. William II. Bush and
X. M. Tabor, proprietors of the Brown
Palace hotel and the Hotel Metropole.have
made an assignment of all their interests
as follows: William II. Bush, personal
assignment, assets $S59,427, liabilities $109,
lKJ; N. M. Tabor, personal assignment, as
sets $641,400, liabilities $195,000; Brown
Palace Hotel company, assets 531,063,
liabilities $341,500; Hotel Metropole com
pany, assets $130,000, liabilities $44,000 all
made to Frank C. Young.
Tabor, Pierce & Co. assigned to C. C.
Taylor; assets, $160,000; liabilities, $50,000.
Losses attending the running of the Hotel
Metropole and inability to secure cash
is the cause of the assignment. The hotel
buildings are not owned by Bush and
Tabor. Assets consist of real estate, stocks
m various corporations and hotel furnish
ings. HANSBtrOUGH'S VIEWS ON SILVER.
He Presents a Brand New Plan for Bi
metallism. Devil's Lake, X. D., July 15. Senator
Hansbrough delivered a silver address be
fore the Chautauqua assembly. He ex
explained the difference between free silver,
single gold standard and limited coinage.
He advocated bimetallic currency, the
coinage of either metal to be limited
in proportion to production, the ratio to
be regulated from time to time as the rel
ative rate of production demands, con
gress to be judge of time and rate. He ad
vocated the issue of silver certificates re
deemable in silver and the extension of le
gal teuder power to $1,000, but not unlim
ited legal tender power.
Kulalia's Present to Horace Porter.
New York, July 15. Two days before
the Princess Eulalia left the city for her
visit to Chicago, Senor Jover y Torar, the
private secretary of Prince Antonio, wait
ed upon General Horace Porter at his
home and presented to him In the name of
Prince Antonio and Princess Eulalia a
sabre of the finest workmanship, in appre
ciation of the kindness of General Porter
during the visit of the royal visitors. The
sabre was made at the government works
at Toledo, Spain, and the blade is so pll
able that it can be bent almost into a circle.
Has Suspended Twenty-five Hundred.
Washington, July 15. It is learned at
the pensisn office that 2,560 pensioners
have been suspended np to date under
Secretary Hoke Smith's recent ruling re
quiring beneficiaries of the act of June 27,
1890, to prove total disability where they
are drawing pensions of $13 per month.
The suspensions are not confined to any
particular locality, but are wll distributed
throughout the country.
They Have Famine in China.
Xew York, July 15. Files of the North
China HerahTreceived by the latest mail
contain accounts of the great famine in
Shansi, from which it appears that in
Tknihana and Snynan circuits alone 425,
000 people have been receiving relief from
the government. The famine was caused
by excessive rains in some sections and a
great drought in others.
I vea and Roberta to Play Again.
London, July 15. Frank C. Ives, the
American billiard champion, and John
Roberts, Jr., the English champion, have
signed articles for another billiard match.
They will play in Chicago next September.
The conditions are the same as on the for
mer match, with a two-inch balkline and
corner and jronmed-ball plays barred.
The fact that the wife of Emaunel Trub
be, a prosperous farmer living near Dayton,
O., died and her death was followed with .
in two years by the deaths of three of her
children while the two survivors are very
ill, has caused people in that ba.liwick to -investigate.
The Xebraska Savings bank, at Lincoln,
Xeb., has closed its doors. The bank owes
$4,000 toother banks and $61,000 to de
positors. Richard M. Olcott, doing business as
Olcott & Co., grain exporter at Xew York,
has failed with liabilities of between $100,
000 and $150,000.
The Xational Retail Clerks' union has
just closed its annual session at Nashville, .
Tenn. The officers elected are: Frank P.
Fitzwilliams, Xashville, president; Weldon
Webster, Logansport, Ind., first vice presi
dent; E. S. Mallory, Cleveland, national
President Van Home and several local
agents of the Canadian Pacific railroad
have been indicted by the federal grand
jury at Tucoma, The charge against them
is violating the interstate commerce law.
Paris has a new sensation. M. Buloz,
editor of the Revue des Deux Mondes, has
fled to escape the persecutions of black
mailers, who are said to have bled him for
16,500,(00 francs during the last three or
the schedules of the northern Pacific
Elevator company at St. Paul show $1,099,-
006 assets and $1,791,868 debts.
Obituary: , At Darwin, Ills., James Mc
Cormick, a v teran of Tippecanoe, aged
110. At Romev Father Xicholas Mauren,
head of the Redcmptionist order.
Ex-Minister Patrick Egan has sailed
from Valparaiso for the United States.
Samuel Woolner has yielded up his dis
tillery at Peoria, and the war in the whis
ky combine is for the present at an end.
Vice President Stevenson and party
have arrived at Los Angeles. They visit
ed San Bernardino and Riverside.
The interstate commerce commission
has declared that celery is a vegetable and
not a fruit.
More people are killed in the United
States by an ordinary cyclone than in a
Central American revolution or a week of
General Basil W. Duke has assumed
charge ot Fetter's Southern Magazine at
Julia Michel and C. F. Cistaire, wound
ed in the wreck at Xewburg, X. Y., have
died of their injuries.
In the misunderstanding at (he bar in
the river below Bangkok between th
French and Siamese the latter lost tw6nly
A Tramp Inherits 850,000.
Fitcdbukg, Mass., July 15. Morr
last A tramp who gave his name as AH
Wilson was arrested for drunkennesl.
was fined $5 Tuesday, and being nnablal
pay was sent to lau. lie has lust bft
formed that he has inherited $50,000 by tnd
death of his father, a wealthy resident Of
Abandoned the St. Louis Meeting.
Denver, July 15. At a meeting of tjia
promoters of the St. Louis silver conven
tion called for July 17, it was decided to
abandon that meeting and devote all their
energies to the bi-metallio league conven
tion la Chicago and work at Washington.
Fatal Cases of Sunstroke.
Chicago, July 15. Six persons were
killed in this city by the sun: Gust An
derson, Christopher Buss, B. Loezel, J. A
Simons, Charles Urchlager and an uni
Bankers at Carml Assign.
Cabml. Ills., July 15. The old banking
house of Hay and Webb has made a gen
eral assignment. Assets, $216,367; liabi
lities, $180,000. Hay and Webb have been
in business for thirty-five years.
Waite's Voice Still for Wur,
Denver, July 15. Eastern papers have
been telegraphing here asking the real
import of Governor Waite's incendiary
silver speech. In an interview the gov
ernor declares that he meant just what he
said and will not withdraw a single word.
The Local narkets.
Hay Timothy, $11.00; upland, JlOail : sloueb
fs.00; baled. tl0.0011.00.
Butter Fair to choice,, SOt; creamery, 20c
Eggs Freeh, UZ.15.
Poultry Chickens, 12tfc; turkeys 1S.J
dackf.litfc; geese, 10c.
FKUTT 1KB VSU STABLES
Apples $4 00 perbbl.
Potatoes 85 83c.
Onions $4. (X) per bbU
Turnips fiOc per bu.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed stcei s
44c; cows and neifeif, Sj34c caiv s
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
n Cans. At your Grocer's