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Ings That Have Been Allsvrcj
to Become Worn,
"HovFsctg33 Detective Un
earthed Great Chanriry of
Ixxn Giaded by the Crook j
He Outwitted A3 Gisfcj!
One3 Receive the Penalty, I
Through Work of Clever j
Sleuth Overcomes A3
Oa tie Bt of Oc&ifcer . JiT.
Paymasters- XcClwre a4 Jdj VXr i
r-d, Hfc iTn-fctrie. 0ptorS Oi j
wat xuHi, a aJ.-oaC eMnct
or, vtfgt) -vayiaM Is tie Lwzre aown
Ufas, Jit ovteii of Wffbwfcarre, Pa,
.robi-sd, a fovtt? arwwi.
Tfc two MMrS fcft Wiftfar? fcj X
tme-barw mxx7 aad arraj&d Um4t
roy u tiat liter aBlrit raek
Miner's mn is u to pr s tie
Itallas laborers -bj -werkiag oa
the railroad sir that place- They
bad J129 Is leather tatcief wfccb
was faitjctd to the bottom or the car
ries with a coeple.of straps. The
thobt cf penwaal danger never ea
Orred the rnlnds of either of the raa.
"Thrrf knew every toot of the grossd,
-aad, moreover, were acjealated with
nearly ererr wan, voaan and child
within a radios of Are rail?.
Their comlaz; to Miner's Milts was
-always the occasion of much Joy uswa;
the Italian laborers and their wires
and children. In fact, UcCkire and
Flanahan were looked on as ralafa
luro editions of Kaota Clans, except
that Instead of coming crace a rear,
tiusy made their welcome visits twice
month. Ther were as punotaal as
the clock Itself, and the workmen
knew to the minute when to expect
the paymaster and his assistant. As
.a consequence, when they failed to ap-
jpcar at the usual time on October 20,'
he people were very much disturbed.
A telegram from Wllkesbarre stated
they had left that city 12 hours before.
A general alarm was sent out and a
delegation of men started for the
mountains. Borne of the most promi
nent citizens of Juzerno coenty head
ed the searching party. They knew
that tho paymaster and his assistant
carried a largo sum of money and
they were alio aware that certain
parts of the mountain were as lawless
an the most uncivilized section of the
TJnltyi States. Little wonder that
they were filled with gloomy forebod
ings. They had not gone far beforo
their worst fears were realized. The
horse belonging to McCluro and Flan
aghan lay dad In the road. The ani
mal ha1 been wounded and evidently
Buffered great agony before It died.
for It lay thcro woltering In Its own
blood. Homo yards further up the
road they came to the broken shafts
of a carriage.
They continued their soarch, nerv
ing themselves for the shock that was
fltlll to come. It came only too booh.
Tlie dead body of Paymaster McClure
was found dangling from the bar of
the buggy, where It had been caught
and hung suspended for hours. An
examination proved that the dead man
had been shot In the back in four dis
tinct places. It was as If a voUey had
been fired from nmbush. The honor
of the affair was Increased five min
utes later when Flanaghan was found,
face down, prostrate In the road, llfo
lens. He evidently had been shot and
fallen from tho wagon.
The Inquest demonstrated nothing
of value. Tho funeral of the mur
dered men, which took place from
Minor's Mills, was largely attended.
All of tho Italians who worked on
the railroad were present One of
these was Michael Illzsolo. Ho aeomod
to be very much affeotod, and, pulling
out his handkerchief, wept bitterly.
He cried out:
"My goodness, who could .havo done
this awful crim? I will ha'vo to help
to run down the murderers, and when
we get them we will string them up
Within 21 hours IMzzolo was arrest
ed charged with the murder of Mc
Clure and Klanaghan.
Hut, unfortunately, the arrest was
made solely on suspicion. There was
not a shred of evidence on which to
hold the man unless It was the fact
that he lived In a shanty on the mountain-side
The expected happened.
Ho was discharged from custody.
In the meantime Charlos McFadden,
the employer of the miirderod men, (lit
torinlned that the assasslu should not
go free, If a plentiful expenditure and
the employment of the best detective
skill in America could prevent It.
Accordingly, he sent for CapL Rob
ert J. Linden.
Within 24 hours Linden was In
Wllkesbarre. Hu had been given full
power and unlimited money. His first
act was to put Mike Itlzzolo under sur-
voillance. After that ho made an ex
haustlvo Investigation of the scene of
tho murder. At Its conclusion ho was
convinced of the guilt of Itlzzolo. Hut
he lacked the proof that rould satisfy
a Jury-In fact, was without a speck of
evidence of any kind. A man cannot
bo convicted merely because sotue
tfbw sate feftrret lies pssst? ef af
JU, 2 T sitir.
Mb iMfecusc Css. H. J. DMZjMCty.
""9hU3 "r arrant MtuvtoT
"X. v mm. pe ttfer a etfv
js or isrtrttot erMesre iez a me
rkttea." At tMs ertttcal ita? of tie gu
Os kcU iir'ierttt io ba4 irfard
mi tie ssnrsBsU f Um&WL asd bat
Mtittaa&t. re-arrested RlzAe. Lis
ea waa at gtra to pnizsttr. st
mmsmt : tie tilsirx ie uM o tist oc
eu&oa w;e sarlaUMe. He fsvesaw
a uial aad as tsjmttL&l a 9ai6o, a
saiieaf7iae oi fattie. H weat to
QtdKl7 of Miser's Mffls.
"Mr. QlslT, jem wast the zaeea
tats ssystry sfltredr
-Thesi go ball lor Mike PJzaoto."
Qsdgley west PJzzoto's ball la tie
zvas of MJM, aad the It.iJlaa was re
leased from custody. He was deUgbt
ed. To bis nristd he had beea tried
aad Tirtsalfy aoiltted of the czizze.
Ho must have had a sraattoring of
law In fact, possessed that "little
loarnlng" which Is a "dangerous thing,"
becauso ho said more than once to his
"A man can't bo tried for murder
twlco. Once acquitted, ho's a freo
He failed to realize that his hearing
before tho alderman was not a trial,
and that hla discharge was far from
an acquittal. Hut from tho moment
he was released IiIb every footstep was
shadowed; evory house that he en
tered was marked; every word that ho
uitorod was overheard, and evory
penny that he npent was noted in
a little red book kopt by ono of Lin
den's rubbcr-shood sleuths.
Itlzzolo seomed anything but a des
perado. Ho was about 24 years old
and rather agreeablo looking, except
for his none, which had a discolora
tion which won for him from bis coun
trymen tho nickname of "Had Noao
Mike." Ho camo to America from
Calabrltto, In tho province of Ave!
llnon, near Naples. In his own coun
try ho was apprenticed to a barber,
lint he was restless and dissatisfied
with tills employment and wanted to
come to tho United States, where, ho
had heard, money waa to bo picked up
on tho streets. On his arrival in
America ho worked for awhile In New.
By GEORGE BARTON
m'c H. J, tat ratsuBy drifted is
WBEitarr, i ttmmt s-
T-jo aayi tSUsc Hlxaate wat 3t-
ir? fraw cmtU4T ie ! S I
P8ik4sfrtfe, 2C. T, vbe ie start-1
iesSt of Js fUcnr I&sftaas tio -:;
eaaptored by Mr. Mera4c. "1 ia
a rsBtmA cswtraet la tfcat ttxxtoa o(
New York. Mfke ttlll bad a puifcm
for asaktaz; aeeey qwtei. Hii fc&f
tect k9ced gtd.
Bml all the white Lfdea iad Vq
esstoys at tie elir of MJke Rlz
uAo. Beth of lies fMows w? Ital
taBs. Ose p;ets4ed to ie iatf-wtt-t4
aad asaaased to be la tie eoaoasy
of Mike all the white. He aot osty
worked with ilra. bt he ate aad slept
with his. Rlzzoto oa his part aot
osly gaTfr tie zaas bis ooaSdeaoe by
day, Vt he poured bis lacottereat
irtszias lato his wltHag ear Vy sight.
Detailed reports were teat to Lisdea
with reifgloas regarlty.
A few weeks after tie crlrie Eiz-
- JTOOF77Zj47&OCfOiy5MorXr.r 75z
zolo's sister was married and he mado
hor a present of J COO. A month later
ho prosonted his brother-in-law with
$1,000 to set him up In the bakery bus!.
U088. Also, at sundry tlrnos ho dis
played groat rolls of greenbacks,
which woro certainly not tho profits of
his business in Poughkeepsie. Finally,
about the 12th of January, Itlzzolo
made elaborate plans for a trip to
Italy. He arranged to sail on the
20th of January. Linden rosolved that
the Italian should never leave Amer
ica. Ho had ample evidence. Ho re
solved to arrest him at once. So ho
laid a trap to entlco Mlko to Phila
delphia, thus bringing him within tho
Jurisdiction of the court.
Tho Italian responded. Ae ho alight
ed from tho train, Linden camo for
ward to meet him. Itlzzolo was
somewhat taken aback at tho sight of
tho detective, but his nervo did not
"What do you want?"
"I want you to help mo out on a
llttlo caso I'm Interested in," was tho
They drove down to tho Philadel
phia oulce of the Plnkertun agency.
Linden Immediately escorted lilu man
Into bis prlvato oince.
-Walt hero," ho said, "I'll bo bach
In a minute."
Mlko felt uncomfortable). That was
lUtUcTs vmrsmyt. Ta HiMis. kcrt-ff
akwsc itas mu. lossitf. Hat tire rut
i apse a ltrpf fMctRit of ABas
PtsibtcMB, ti iosali. of tike axeecy.
Ti tj of tie -Krtcs-ax dMttfttre
kM 4ew b tii- at!!riv aaesu
tscfr u. Viart ie tivadsc i. He
tarai iraesa aarl -"s srett witfc
tie ssao of tie tststcr, "W Nrr s
StV" H ttzis tct 'Biftasj' airw 8
l.jmt a rt-tatct4 tie rfsce carryta? ;
It Trts a warraat Ssc ti acrsi f tie
Italian. T l-io'ts lcti4 xecy MiacL
"MKiael HizsoVa. staatf v?!""
Tie isiiyt rs-e. corfoe aad fear
fL "Witt is iiT ie crleA.
Lia4eo 7t Us Vroad iaal ec tie
"I arrest yoa for tie disrisr ef i
Clvre asyc t y r r Ty t
Hlrzoto sasic to tie Soar a tiaelesE
heap of crashed beaasity.
It was ant zaozests before ie re
covered bis aerre. Wbea he dii sa.
the detective said: '
"Yea are aot coa:peHed to US n
anything. You can keep quiet If you
"Oh, no," ho cried, "I must confess.
I can't keep quiet any longer!"
And there In that little room. In
passlonato words, ho poured forth tho
story of the atrocious doublo murder
on tho Luzerne mountains.
"It was greed for gold," said Mike,
"that was at tho bottom of it all. The
scheme to waylay and murder Mc
Clure and Flanaghan was first con
cocted on Sunday, September 2. Gul-
seppl Bevenlno and Vlncenzo Villella
and I thought what a good time wo
could have In Italy if wo could get
this money. Wo talked it over for
a long time, and finally concluded to
carry out tho scheme We scoured the
woods thoroughly to find a good placo
to conceal our firearms and tho money
In case wo succeodod. After looking
about for more than two weeks we
finally located a placo that suited our
purpose. Then I bought a rifle at a
store In Wllkesbarre, and wo were
ready. On tho morning of Frlduy, Oc
tober 19, I saw McCluro go away from
tho works. I followed him to Minor's
Mills. Villella and Devenlno did not
como to Miner's Mills that morning
but remained in tho woods. After
leaving Miner's Mills, I passed Mc
Cluro on tho road"
"What did McCluro say to you7"
"H mM Keo. Mficel"
"Wiat iH yo sayr
"I jaK Heflo, aad nodded
Tii waar foMowedr'
"As soc aj McCtere aad Flaaaghan
ibf.ie4 aae 1 tie carriage I quickened
aay !. it tiey catsrally paid no
iudoB U se. We were now close
to -wiece tie two other men were
&. asd I ieraa to get a little
"Wio Srfrd tie first shot?"
'Be-reatao. He did tie priacipal
iioxisc. Ke was aa expert siot. He
vxs ox tie rfeit sMe of tie road go-
"Wio was si; Srstr
"Wio Sirl ti Mai ifcotr
"TTitc are liWe asa uo-nT
Titr are ih fa fcxsr. Tiey left
Xirtte -utrtihs Liter She zsraritc."
3ow lcr -vgi be rfci -vis VIOefia
Aljt i TLrflK."
-Wieai afl yvn iit.r"
T ubet from tie rear. I fired fosr
siots tUocaibtr ac tie sea la the
carriage. After McCtere asd Flana
irhaa iad beea shot the hors-e started
oa a dead raa. Villella got frightened
aad raa tirossh the woods to the
shaaty, where be deserted es without
waraisg. At oae time It looked as If
the horse was goiag to get away and
we thought we bad only killed the
aea for nothing. Bevenlno was fleet
footed. howeTer, and he chased tho
horse at a break-neck speed. He
finally caught up and grabbed him by
the rein. He then shot him in the
head. Then we cut the strap that held
the satchel fast to tho carriage, aad
berried to the woods to the hiding
iace. The money was buried as well
is the weapons, aad I arrived at my
ihanty a little before 12 o'clock. You
iaow ih rest, how I was suspected,
and bow I was followed to Poughkeep
iie. The trouble came when we quar
eled over the division of the spoils,
lie other two men were so anxious to
set back to Italy that we took sev
eral trlp3 to the woods and dug up
.art of the money until now nothing
'emalns there but the sliver money
ind the weapons that were used to
commit the murder."
Linden determined to test Rlzzolo's
story at once. The Italian told him
precisely where the money and the
Rifles were burled. Linden started for
Wllkesbarre at once, accompanied by
the self-confessed murderer. They
reached Wllkesbarre at eight o'clock
in the evening. It was too late then
to get a train to Laurel Hill, where
the money was hidden. The night was
dark and stormy, but the detective re
solved to pursue bis search in spite of
all obstacles. He made up his mind
to walk to Laurel Hill rather than risk
being followed. He was accompanied
by one of his detectives and the pris
oner, who was not handcuffed. When
they reached the first bouse on the
side of the mountain he borrowed a
miner's lamp and then began the jour
ney over the mountains. Seven miles
from Wllkesbarre and two miles from
the scone of the murder, at Laurel
Hun creek, they found the various arti
cles Jnst where Mike said they had
been hidden. He was their guide from
the beginning to the end. He knew
ever Inch of ths country, which wa3
weird beyond the wildest stretches of
tho Imagination. The rifle waa found
as well as the silver money. Th?y
were hidden beuenth a heavy lock.
The money was in a large bag, and
wrapped In tho paper packages just
as it came from the bank. The satch
el in which the money was carried by
McClure and Flanaghan was found in
another place, buried about a foot
deep between two rocks. All of
the things were buried in such a way
that they could bo reached readily by
tho removal of a lot of leaves that
were strewn over them.
Linden directed that each article
should be put back exactly where It
bad been found, except tho coin, which
he put in a eatchel and took back to
Wllkesbarre with him. Irony of fato
Mike Itlzzolo was tho messenger
who carried the satchel containing tho
coin which was to bo used as evi
dence to send him to tho gallows. It
was very heavy. There as $291.50
In dimes, five-cent pieces and pennies.
They walked over the railroad track
back to Laurel Run, which was
reached shortly after midnight.
Through tho kindness of a telegraph
operator at laurel Run they were fur
nished with an englno which took
them back to Wllkesbarre.
Llttlo moro romalns to be said. Rlz
zolo was tried, convicted and exe
cuted. Requisitions woro Issued for
his accomplices, but through some flaw
In international law they could not be
honored. Later, however, through tho
activity of tho government, both re
ceived long terms In on Italian prison.
Thoso who were best ncqualnted with
Capt. Linden's achievements In the
great mountain mystery declaro that
It was as keen and artistic a specimen
of detectlvo work has been devel
oped In any country In modern times
(Copyright, by W. O. Chapman.)
Attention need hardly be ca::ed J
the amount of preservation that &.'
be done by the judicious use cf paj.l
Many an object formerly papr
able Is made good with a weil-apA
coat of paint. ,
Kitchen chairs, laundry benches, cjj'
tables that a coat of varnish woj
naraiy improve in appearaaco. a-i?
even trellises In the flower girdejjfl
which in a few years must be reneM
n not guarded irom tne weather.
these things and many artless of txa.U
clttire might easily be restored ttfl
newness by a few coats of palnL
Mixed paints can be bought, am
these require no expert knowledge cl
handling. After the can Is opened i
stick of durable wood about the talcl
neas of one's finger Is required to stlt'
the mixture so the paint and oil nij
coalesce. The stirring should be done'
thoroughly, ten or fifteen minutes be-!
A pint of linseed oil can easily u
ced In a pint of paint, and this -win
-zaie the quantity of paint applied ore
quart, tzis aoes not spou tne electa
aad is o&ed when the painting is h&l'
d-oae and Is beginning to thlckesv
Only a nnall quantity of linseed
aioaid be added at a time. It doei not
Lake long to learn when there ii
encagi and when It has been slack
When the wood uses np too much of
the paint only a Tery light coat can b
applied for tho first, and when this u
perfectly dry a second and a third coat
can be given with satisfaction and i
saving of paint.
Woods that do not take much paint
need only have two coats applied, an!
this Is sufficient In almost every cast
where planed wood is being painted, j
All inside woodwork may be done
by the housewife, with the assistance
of a stepladder. This painting is done
generally In white, representing old
colonial style, or In oak or mahogany,
AH that Is needed are two paint
brushes, one about 2y2 Inches wide
and a very small one. The large one
Is to go over the wide surfaces and the
small one to get Into crevices or to
paint thin strips such as the middle
section of window sashes.
After the brushes are used they cic
be thoroughly cleaned with petroleas
and laid away for another time.
Two squares chocolate, one-half en;
sugar, three tablespoons of sweet
milk. Beat these together until
smooth. Cream one-quarter cup bm
ter and one cup sugar, add two eggs,
saving white of one, one-half cup sweet
milk, one-half .cup pastry flour, one
good teaspoon baking powder. Mil
these together, then add the other
chocolate mixture, and teaspoon vanil
la and beat well. Bake in two layen.
Don't be too generous with butter or
the cake will be too short.
Frosting Boil one cup granulated
sugar and three tablespoons water un
til it strings well. Pour Into the
beaten white of egg and a pinch o!
cream of tartar. Beat until it wiB
Properly Made Coffee.
With all due respect to tho criti
cisms of doctors onent coffee-drinking,
the morning cup properly made can
hardly be Injurious, and Is to peopla
of a certain form of nervous tempera
ment a food. Coffee Is so seW
properly made, and yet there" arc
many ways of accomplishing it. In
somo of tho Fiench restaurants milk
Is used Instead of water, and it Ii
thereforo not only much richer, but
really nutritious. Three tablespoon
fuls of coffee aro used to a pint. The
milk is put Into tho pot and when at
tho boiling point tho coffee, always,
freshly ground, Is put in and tne
wholo boiled for about seven minutes,
then strained, and Is ready to serve.
Kitchen mittens can bo bought In1,
several thicknesses and sizes for vari
ous branches of housework. There 1
are thick ones with straps across the
wrist to wear when polishing Ui8,
range, then thero aro others to put oni
when scrubbing floors or sinks and
still thlnnor ones with chamois cloth'
Insldes to uso for polishing silverware.
Theso mittens nro n great protection
to tho hands and finger nails, ab(Lthey
really simplify tho work morfjthan
those women who havo not -m-ailed
themselves of this convenience realize.
Apples Preserved In Grape Juice.
Boll four qunrts of grapo Julco In an
open prosorvlng kettle, until reduced
one-third. Havo tart, mellow apple
peeled, cored and quartered. Put In a
porcelain lined prosorvlng kottlo, cov
er gonorously with tho grnpo Juice,
and slmmor gontly until tho apples
are clear and tondor. Seal at once
In sterlllzod jars.
Every housowlfo does not know that
an ounce of ginger root makes a de
licious tasto If put into hor crabapple
Somo cheap grndos of sugar will
often turn applo Jolly a pinkish color.
Loaves for Sandwiches.
Hnlf fill pound baking powdor cans
with bread dough; let rlso until ncarl)
lovel, Bako ob any bread, and you will
find neat, round Bllces with io crust
suitable for sandwiches for ) inched
boxes, parties, picnics, ot'