Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1949 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
ITALIANS BLAME DETECTIVE IN NEW YORK,
BOMB CASE HOW DISGUISES WORKED
i ! j- .HE, JflHwl fifflBPw--ty - 'tnf "PlHrW
Three clever detectives, resorting
to the disguises of dime novel sleuths,
frustrated a gigantic bomb plot to
wreck St. Patrick's cathedral in New
York and kill the Rockefellers, Car
negie, Vanderbilt and numerous oth
er millionaires. The-detectives, pic
tured below, from left to right, are
Patrick Walsh, Jerome Murphy and
James Starrett. Walsh and Starrett
wee disguised as scrubwomen and
Murphy as a church usher when
Frank Abarno entered the cathedfaF
for 7 o'clock mass. He was smoking'
a cigar and carried two bombs in hi?
hands. Reaching the front of thlf
church he deposited the bombsj
touched the lighted cigar to the fuse
and was about to leave the church!
But the detectives were on him in'
moment and took him to the station
house. His arrest revealed an anil