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Denver, Colo., Aug. 2. Local
thunder storms tonight and Sat
All The Hague Peace Conference Amounts To
No. X Arrives 7.45
No. 4 " " 5.50
No. 7 " " 10.55
No. 8 " " 6.40
No. 9 " " U.45
Grand Jury Finds Evidence
That They Caused His
Former Wife's
six counts"!
Poisoning. Conspiracy.and Smoth
ering Charged Against Banker
and Bride Whom He Wed
ded Two Months After
Alleged Suicide.
Clinton, 111., August 2. The grand
Jury today returned indictments
against Fred Magill and his present
wife, Fay Graham Magill, charging
them with having caused the death
of Mrs. Pet Magill, the former wife
of Fred Magill. There are six counts
in each indictment, as follows:
"That Pet Magill was murdered by
the administration of strychnine pois
on. "That the murder was done by ar
senic. 'That she was smothered with a
'That she was strangled to death
by chloroform.
'That she committed suicide as a
result of a compact and agreement.
"That her death was caused by
the defendants by some means un
known to the Jury."
The Magilla will be held in Jail
without bond.
Suspicion Aroused.
Mrs. Magill was supposed to have
been found dead in a spare room by
her huslband on the morning of May
31. Pinned to her clothing was a
note saying she had taken drungs and
no one was to blame but herself. A
verdict of suicide was returned and
the case was dropped.
Shortly after the death of his wife
Magill resigned his post at the bank,
sold his house and lot and drew hib
last dollar from his father's estate,
thus accumulating $5,000.
With this money he left Clinton,
accompanied by his daughter and
Miss (iraham. who led her relatives
to believe she was going to Chicago
to secure work.
The tlrst intimation of the car
riage of Magill and Miss Graham
came in a telegram from Denver.
Following the wedding the bride and
groom, with Miss Marguerite, left for
a leisurely tour of the west. This
sudden departure aroused suspicion
and warrants were Issued accusing
Magill and his bride of murder,
lav MuffiU' Connection Willi Clime.
Kver since the discovery of Pet
Magill's body and the simultaneous
appearance of the letters supposed to
have been written by her the the
orists have been working overtime as
to the authorship of the communica
tions. The adherents to the suicide
theory claimed that ret Magill her
self wrote them.
A friend of Magill paid today:
"When it came to the last act Fred
Magill was afraid. He did not want
to write the letters, and so he hinted
to Fay that she might try her hand
at them. I do not say she did it,
but it is not beyond reason. She is
a stenographer by training and a
mighty smart woman. What would
prevent her obeying Fred in this as
she has In other matters?"
According to this authority, the
.state has obtained a specimen of tho
young wife's handwriting and will
turn it over to the experts as soon a
the Pet Magill epistles are obtained.
The latter are believed to be In the
possession of Marguerite Magill. Fred
Magill's daughter. The state Is wor
ried over the disappearance of Hie
u There- a Conspiracy.
The state believes that Fred Magill
executed a diabolical plot in which
he, by suicide persuasion, induced hii
wife to agree to commit suicide in
a compact with him, he breaking hi.-
agreem.pt at the last moment, whue
she died, thus making it possible for
him to marry his pretty stenogra
pher. .
This remarkable theory is being In.
vestigated by the state's attorney who
has charge of the prosecution of the
prodigal young banker.
Never in the history of crime,
much less In the busy brains of iin
r.ginallve writers of liction, has theie
been such a remarkable idea execut
ed or exploited
If It proves true then Magill mur
dered his wife by Inducing her tJ
murder herself.
AUn if thin sensational theory I.'
borne ou:, Magill, thinking nimseii
free of the charge of murder, actual
ly assisted his wife in her tragic
preparations and then calmly retired
to his own bed until her sleep should
have become the sleep that knows
no waking. She must have died In
the belief that her husband was ly
ing by her side.
Suicide Pact.
Mrs. Magill's mind hail been weak
ened by illness, and there was added
melancholy in the fact that she was
aware of her husband's attentions to
bis stenographer, pretty Fay Gra
ham. .
on Decoration day Magill took nis
wife to a cemetery, and. It Is said,
spent the entire afternoon there taiK
i ig of death and the quiet tomb, un
ti the poor woman's already broken
min i became imbued with that one
i i -a. It is alleged tha1 he then pro
posed a suicide pact, that both should
end everything.
T this, so it Is charged by the
state's attorney, Mrs. Magill consent
ed, and on that evening Magill de
liberately helped his wife In the at
ranBenient of her death, and th'ii
went quietly away until the deadly
chloroform should do its work.
If this horrible tale Is true, what
ran be done with Magill'.'
Peculiar Action of Nurse
. Green at Funeral of De
ceased Actress
Authorities Not Satisfied In Case
Where Body Was Found In
Lane and Man Suicided
Rather Than
Kansas City, Mo., August 2. The
body of Miss Laura Matthews, who
died from a pistol wound at Colorado
Springs, arrived here this morning
and 'was buried in Elmwood ceme
tery. At the grave the dead woman's
sister. Mrs. J. W. Marshall, fainted
and was carried from the scene by
Charles A. Coey, of Chicago. Miss
Tlllie Green, the nurse who also at
tended Miss Matthews In Colorado,
preferred to be left at the mound
when the others left. She was per
suaded to return to the city with dif
ficulty. Previous to the interment brief
services were held at the Armour
Memorial chapel at the cemetery.
Murder or Suicide?
Colorado Springs, Colo., August 2.
Hivaling the Bessie Bouton murder
in Intensity of situation and compli
cation of plot the dual mystery that
has stirred the Pike's Peak region Is
comparable only to that tragedy. Bes
sie Bouton was murdered; of that
there Is no doubt. Laura Mathews
and Richard Itumbaugh committed
suicide: the law has so decided.
Despite the verdict of the coroner's
Jury, however. Assistant District At
torney Henry Trowbridge, who con
ducted the coroner's Inquest, Is not
convinced that Laura Mathews died
by her own hand.
"The thing Is still a mystery," said
Trowbridge, "In spite of the verdict.
Had I been asked to return a verdict
I would have had to say I did not
know whether It was suicide or mur
der. There was evidence to substan
tiate both theories.
"The fact that Itumbaugh shot
himself when he was summoned to
testify at the Inquest over the girl's
body was in Itself a suspicious cir
cumstance. The letters of Coey,
which were rather relied upon to
show that Coey had thrown the girl
down, only indicated that the Chl
cago man's love for her was sincere
and of the honorable kind.
K idcm-os of Killing.
"Then, too, there Is the evidence
of a man's footprints found near the
body, nil of which leaves an air of
mystery that the evidence presented
at the inquest did not destroy."
Trowbridge suggested that It
might have been possible for some
one to have murdered Laura Mathews
and carried her body on horseback to
the spot where it was found.
The district attorney put pointed
questions to Tlllie Green, the nurse,
on the subject of her writing letters
and telegrams apprising eastern
friends of the girl's suicide before she
really knew that anything had hap
pened. This circumstance is Import
ant in connection with tho murder
theory in the opinion of Trowbridge,
but. of course, there was nothing
to substantiate that theory more than
the suicide theory.
The love letters of Coey to the dead
girl are filled with passionate plead
ings for her to change her mode of
life and "live for him only."
DMTti-d Wife Knew of Attncliment.
Pittsburg. Ta., August 2. Mrs.
Anion lUchard Itumbaugh. widow of
the Colorado Springs suicide, admit
ted toilay that she had concluded ar
rangements to divorce her husband
because of his Infatuation for Laura
Mathews. She was the only one of
Bunibaugh's relatives who knew of
his entanglement with the music stu
dent. When Itumbaugh disappeared
his brother Charles went west on a
fruitless search for him. Charles
went to Kansas City and Chicago, and
at the latter city heard Amos had
gone west with Miss Mathews.
Returning home to Mount Pleasant
he found a resident nf the town who
had a letter from Tlllie Green in
Chicago informing him of Kum
baugh's flight to Colorado Springs,
where Miss Mathews had gone pre
viously. Charles Itumbaugh was
about to start for Colorado when
word of the suicide of his brother
came. Inquiry developed the fact
that when Itumbaugh left home he
had more than IHt.onO In cash. He
had converted all his property pos
sible Into ready money.
Mis. itumbaugh is still under a
doctor's care, but will remain at
Mount Pleasant until after her hus
band s funeral, when she will return
t,, iihio. Itumbaugh. she says, tlrst
met Miss Mathews after their mar
riage three years ago. Since then his
regard for bis wife steadily waned.
Jackson. Miss, August 2 Re
turns coming in this morning beii
out the indications .if last nignt that
John Sharp Williams lias been nomi
nated for United States senator by
from ten to fifteen thousand major
ity, although the supporters of Gov
ernor Yurdaman say his majority wlil
be less than ten thousand and may
not be above five thousand.
Plea For Mercy of Aged Fath
er at Inquest Heeded by
Coroner's Jury.
Bisbee, Ariz., August 2. It is not
generally believed here that Dee
Thomas will be held for the killing
of his brother. Southward Thomas,
who was shot down by Dee Tuesday
night at the latter's home in this
city. Dee Thomas had heard reports
affecting his family affairs and he
came to Bisbee from the camp where
he is employed, armed with a pump
shotgun, to investigate tho rumors.
He neared his house about 8 o'clock
and seeing a man seated In one of
the rooms, lie tired two shots. The
man was his brother who had come
to the house to borrow a set of har
ness to use in trying a horse he had
Just purchased.
At the Inquest held yesterday, tht
juty returned a erdiet that South
ward Thomas came to his death by
a gunshot wound, inlllcled by Dee
Thomas, through mistaken Identity.
Auitl 1'allier Asks Mercy.
Tho inquest was attended by a
large audience and its feature was
tlw plea made by Thomas' aged fath
er to the Jurors to "treat his family
as lightly as possible."
The old man, with tears streaming
down his face, made an appeal which
undoubtedly touched the heart's of
everyone within hearing. Dee Thom
as and his wife sat near the old man,
both crying bitterly.
The slayer told the same story he
gave at the time of the killing. He
had been Informed that Walter Hub
bard, who now declares that he was
acting only as Thomas' friend, had
been entering the Thomas home with
evtl Intent and he determined to in
vestigate. The sight of the man In
his house, sitting there talking to
Mrs Thomas while she prepared the
one child of the home for bed, was
too much for Dee Thomas and he
fired twice.
The first Intimation that he had
killed his brother was given him
when his wife rushed out screaming,
"Dee, you've killed Southward."
Tried to Suicide.
While the slayer was in the house
tenderly caring for his yet living
brother, neighbors rushed up and
took him in charge. He tried to kill
himself, but was prevented and dur
ing the night he was In Jail his suf
ferings were exteretne. When in
formed that his brother had passed
away the morning after the shoot
ing, he again attempted to kill him
self, saying that he ought not to live.
Both parties enjoy good reputations
here, the Thomas family being one
of the best known In the district, and
the affair Is looked upon as an un
fortunate mistake.
The man who t old Dee Thomas of
his wife's alleged Infidelity, has dis
appeared, and it is believed that ho
knew he was telling an untruth at
the time.
l HolKIi OI.l XPSi:.
Hong Kong. August 2. No Ameri
cans or L'uropeans were injured by
the collapse of the old part of the
Ho:.g Kjng hotel yesterday.
He Will Come to Albuquerque
Direct From Grand
James It. Garfield, secretary of the
Interior, wil visit Albuquerque within
the next two weeks, though tho exact
date of his coining Is not known.
Secretary Garfield is now en route to
Arizona, being due In Maricopa and
other cities near that point Sunday
afternoon. From there he will go to
the Grand Canyon, where he will
meet President K. I'. Itipley of the
Santa Fe, and together they will re
turn to New Mexico, coming direct
to Albuquerque.
On InsiK-ctloii Trip.
It is understood that Mr. Garfield's
plans also contemplate a visit to San
ta Fe, to the lower ltlo Grande val
ley and to the Pecos valley, and that
it is to be in the nature ol an in
spection trip, Mr. Garfield's first to
New Mexico, the government of which
Is almost entirely under his super
vision. The official itinerary of Secretary
Garfield has not ibeen received in
Albuquerque but the unofficial indi
cations are that he Is to come from
the canyon district direct to Albu
querque, thenco to Santa Fe. and
from Santa Fe down the ltlo Grande
valley to Kl Paso, whence he will go
to Carlsibad and Koswell, to view the
recently completed Irrigation works
there, proceding thence east through
Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Mr.
Garfield Is expected to be in New
Mexico a week.
New Governor Will Itcaiii Koswell
Sunday HclcgiUo Andrews On
I toad lo Suntu I V.
ttlfltM IlKIItl
Washington. D. C, August 2.
(SHt'lal) George Curry, the
governor of New Mexico, left
Washington at 11:55 o'clock to
day for Koswell, where he ex
pects to arrive Sunday or Mon
day at the latest.
The new governor says thr.t
while he will undoubtedly make
a number of changes in the
personnel of territorial officials,
ho will make them gradually as
occasion arises.
It is understood that one of
the first cli inges will be In the
office of attorney general us It
is said the new governor has un
old friends and well known re
publican attorney slated for the
Delegate Andrews left Wash
ington on the same train with
Curry and will go direct to San
ta Fe.
M i i ( (( i M ( 1 H
May ert Strike or I I.Otlu Miners.
Pittsburg. Pa.. August 2. An ef
fort is being made today to settle the
differences between the miners and
operators, which threatened to cause
a strike of 14,0"" miners In tills dis
trict yesterday.
Lad Caught in Act of Robbing
Cash Register at
Last night a thief who has been
systematically robbing the cash regis
ter In the dry goods store of S. U.
ltosenwald on Central avenue and
Third street, was caught red handed
as he was about to take a sum of
money. Yesterday the proprietors of
tho ltosenwald siore complained t
tho police that their cash register
was being robbed and asked that
some special effort bo ;oade to appre
hend the criminal. It was evident
from the skill with which the rab
berles were committed, tiiat it was
being done by mio ooe familiar with
the store and the routine of tho busi
ness. Chief of Police McMlllin detailed
Lieut. Kennedy to secrete himself In
the store last night in company with
one of the store employes to watch
for the thief. The scheme worked
to perfection. About 10:30 a slight
noise from the cellar was heard and
then some one approached the place
where the cash register stands. The
thief was allowed to open the regis
ter and Just as he was about to sneak
back the way he entered, Lleutant
Kennedy grabbed him.
Upon his arrest he broke down
completely and begged that his name
be not made public ou account
of the other members of his family
who are highly respected citizens of
the community. In respect for tho
young man's relatives, who are In no
way to blame for the acts of the boy
ami upon whom no disgrace of this
kind has ever fallen before, The Citi
zen withholds the namo of the guilty
The young fellow admitted that lie
wanted tile money to spend "with the
toys," 'and his explanation is evident
ly correct.
$13 Taken In All.
The amount of money taken lat
night was J'J.5(), and this together
with various sums previously taken
made a total of about $45 stolen from
the cash register.
The boy, who Is about seventeen
years of age, effected an entrance 1 1
tho store by way of tho coal chute
In the cellar. In committing his rob
beries he was careful not to disturb
tho stock of goods or in any way
leave a clew behind him. It Is not
thought that he robbed the firm o
j 1 1 y property other than the money.
The police still have the young fel
low In charge and aro considering
the best method of disposing of his
case. The youth maintained that he
would restore the money he has tak
en and the members of the firm are
Inclined to be lenient with him so
far as it Is within their power to be,
but the crime committed is for toe
police to deal with and In view of
the existing circumstances tho boy
may be severely handled.
His relatives have reimbursed tin.'
store for all money taken.
go v I :i : m I : vr i ssi rs
Washington, August 2. The agri
cultural department's cotton roport,
Issued today, shows the condition on
July 25, as 75, compared with 82.9
on the same date last year.
Will be Recipients of Great
Reception on Their
Arrival in That
He Does Not Approve of Celebra
tion at Present Time and Prob
ably Desires to Wholly Avoid
Any Public Demon
stration. Boise, Idaho, August 2. William
D. Haywood, secretary nf the Western
Federation, accompanied by his fam
ily, John H. Murphy, general counsel
of the Federation, who Is dvlns of
consumption, and by several socialist
writers, who have been In Boise
throughout the trial, left on an early
train for Denver todav. The party
Is traveling by way of Salt Lake,
where they will arrive late this after
noon. Haywood will stop for a fevr
hours In Salt Lflke to see that his
mother is comfortably returned to her
home, and will proceed thence to
Denver, arriving there late Saturday
night or Sunday morning.
Mover Remain in Boise.
President Chns. H. Moyer. who was
released Monday on bond, was also
expected to leave today but postpon
ed his departure until tomorrow
night. The fact that Haywood and
Moyer did not leave together has re
newed the wild rumors of serious dif
fidences between the two chief offi
cers of the federation. Both men de
tied the stories today and declared
they were circulated for the purpose
cf creating distention and trying to
divide the ranks of the miners, or
ganization. DIsnpproNcs Celebration.
It Is known, however, that Miyer
has not wholly approved of the plan
f r a celebration In Denver and will
have no par: In It. He believes It to
be hetter to wait until Pettibone has
had a trial.
Moyer said he would return to
Boise In two weeks to look after Pet
tibone's interest. He said that his
own health Is not good and It would
be some time before he takes up his
cutles at the Denver headquarters.
There will be somo change In the
counrel for the Pettibone and Moyer
trials. The matter Is to be settled
soon at a conference In Denver.
Will Never bo TiI.hI.
That George A. Pettibone will not
be tried on the charge of complicity
In crimes cr mmltted during the strike
of the Western Federation of Miners
In Colorado was the Intimation given
out by Attoiiey E. F. Klchardson last
Richardson returned to Denver
from Boise, appearing fresh and In
the best of health, despite the long
strain nf the trial. Kvblently tho
triumph nf victory wiped away those
signs, as he has been reported n be
ing haggard and worn out by his ef
forts Vpon the arrival herp he went dl
reeuy to his office in the Ernest &
Cranmer building, where he was
greeted by his partners. He then hur
ried to tils home at 1631 St. Paul
street, and nfterward returned to his
of lie"'-, w here he w as kept busy most
of the day ans.verlng telephone ami
telegraphic messages of congratula
tions, and receiving the handshakes
of Rente of friends who called In to
congratulate him.
"It was a great victory." declared
Rlchiin'son In pt night. "However, It
was the only logical outcome of the
case, as the state failed signally to
connect Haywood with the crimes
committed. Not only that, but the
Western Federation of Miners was In
no way connected with the crime, ex
cept through the actions of one or
two Irresponsible members like Or
chard. "Mover and Haywood nnd Attorney
Harrow probably will arrive in Den
ver either Saturday night or Sunday
morning, nnd there is no doubt that
they will be given a great reception.
Counsel .May lie (imnged.
"1 do not know whether the same
counsel will represent the defense In
future cases for tho Western Federa
tion of Miners. If there nre any such
rases, but I expect that we will.
There Is no Immediate danger of
our being called upon for any more
such grueling work during the hot
weather as we have Just completed,
so I guess we won't borrow any
Asked If there seemed to be any
possibility of Pettibone coming to
Denver with Haywood nnd Moyer,
Richardson sold:
"Ho probably won't be here, al
though you never can tell what will
Further than this Klchardson would
not discuss the case except to say that
Judge Wood ami the Jury are honest,
fair-minded. God-fearing men, who
did their duty.
Ilisvptlon Planned.
Plans for a gigantic reception to
W. D. Haywood and Charles Mover
on Ibelr arrival In Denver were block
ed out at a mass meeting of commit
tees from the various local unions
last night lu Carpenters' hall. l'.Ui
Stout street. Subcommittees were
appointed to complete the plans and
see that they nre ran led out.
It Is expected that all the trades
unions will turn out l:i a monster pa
rade and that there will be sever il
bands and plenty ,f red tire along On
line of march.
St. Louis Wool Market.
St. Louis, August 2. Wool dull.
Territory und Western mediums 20 'u
2ie; Hue medium Keltic; fine lii
Leader Petriella Says He Will
Start Things If Sheriff
Interferes With
Readiness For Violence Clearly
Shown to Officer Who Makes
Investigation of Situation
on Range at Hlbbing.
Duluth, Minn., August 2. All waa
quiet in the Hlbbing and Eveleth
districts on the range this morning
and larger forces are at work. Striko
Leader Petriella today sent John
Makl, president of the local branch
of the Western Federation of Miners,
to Sashwauk to call a meeting of tha
strikers there. He says that if there
Is any interference from Sheriff Hoo
lihan. he is prepared to call armed
men from all parts of the range ta
Chief Madde, at Chrlsholm last
evening Investigated the stories that
the strikers were armed. He found
a number of men waiting at their
homes wearing cartridge belts and
arined with rifles.
Miners Sullen.
The sullen attitude of the follow
ers of the Western Federation ot
Miners Indicates an attitude of des
peration which was somewhat Inten
sified by a vitriolic address dellverel
by Petriella, who advocated the ue
of guns to maintain what he saM
was their right to aell their labor
where they could at the 'best advan
tage. In his address he gave the governor
"twenty-four hours in which to grant,
the men Justice." At the end of which
time he advised the men "to be ready
to strike the head off any maa who
tries to crush you."'
At the end of twenty-four hours
nothing came of this threat but tha
officers are prepared. All of the
special guards who have been In Du
luth during the past few days were
rushed to the range to augment Sher
iff Bates' force of deputies.
Curry Out Governor's Wishes.
The steel corporation officials are
carrying out the wishes of Governor
Johnson In the manner In which they
are resuming operations. They are
opening the mines one at a time, and
gradually resuming work with as
many men as they can get to go to
work. All the old men will be glve.i
an opportunity to return to work
without discrimination and with the
guaranty of being protected by the
forces at the sheriff's command.
Reports received here indicate that
mining operations were resumed
heavily In both Ribbing and Evelelh.
Although hundreds of men are go
ing to work dally, they cannot be
persuaded that the police protection
is adequate. They seem possessed of
a feeling of Impending disaster, and
this feeling has to a great extent been
caught by the public. The city is ap
parently on the verge of the worst
trouble of the strike, if rumor is lo
be believed.
Prosecution Wants Mm to
Return to Kentucky In
Powers Case.
Georgetown, Ky., August 2. Much
excitement was caused here today fol
lowing the statement of States Attor
ney Franklin that he would offer W.
S. Taylor immunity from punishment
if he would come back to Kentucky
to testify for Caleb Powers, accused
of murdering Senator Goebel and ex
plain the pardon that was lu Power's
possession when arrested.
Prosecutor Franklin Is exceeding
anxious to secure the testimony of
Taylor and says that he will enter
Into a written agreement, which will
be strictly legal, offering him immun
ity if he wlil return and answer all
questions connected with the Powers
Whether Taylor will consider the
proposition ami accept It, is not
known, but some people believe that
he will. It would release him from
further attempts to secure him for
trial in Kentucky and that may h"ve
weight on his actions, thougn his
friends do not believe he will come
Philadelphia, Pa, August 2. Move
than one thousand persons were knl
ed last year in the coal mines of
Pennsylvania, according to the aa
nual report Just Issued by James
Roderick, chief of the department of
mines. The chief say that two.
thirds of the accidents resulted frjni
ti'.4 vk ;:i:is' o, n carels'sj;.e.

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