Tomb-robbers 18770531

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CRIME AND CRIMINALS. THX UXOOUT TOXB-BOBBZBS. TOXB-BOBBZBS. TOXB-BOBBZBS. Special Telegram to The Inter OcesaJ SpantorxBXD. 111.. May 30. The evidence In the case of the celebrated Lincoln Monument robbers was concluded this afternoon. The trial was for conspiracy, and the evidence waa simply over whelming for the prosecution. The defense in' troduced no Important evidence except that ot the prisoners, Hughes and Mullins, themselves. They contented themselves with denying squarely some ot the very strongest direct and circumstantial evidence . ot the prosecution. Swegles, the leading witness of the prosecution. was examined to-day to-day to-day at great length both by the prosecution and the defense, but the latter en tirely failed to break or contradict his statements. which were corroborated by several others among them Elmer Washburne. Detective Tyrrell, and others. The general facts as published at the time of the occurrence In November last were sustained br the evidence. Hughes is under indictment indictment in the TJnited States Court ct the Northern Northern District of Illinois. March term. 1876. (or passing counterfeit money. Mullins, the saloon keeper. Was. rather a dupe or tool of Hughes and the Other conspirators, but a man necessary to hav In the carrying out of the business. To go back to the evidence against Hughes and Mullins,; the . foremen of the eon splracy between Hughes, . Mullins. and Bwegeisi every 'subsequent .step . up to the time they entered the tomb, the accidental accidental alarm br the snapping of a cap, their flight thetr appearance next morning at a farm house a lew miiea casi, incur auuaeuuent arrest, tneir identiucauon in jam ana au the intermediate corroborative -facts -facts appeared fully in the evi dence. The ax. the dark lantern, the hammer. saw, and files used were shown In evidence. No case was ever proved in a court more fully and con elusively than this. Tbe council are this evening making their arguments to the jury, and a verdict ts hardly expected before to-morrow. to-morrow. to-morrow. There is scarcely a doubt that a verdict of guilty will be returned, ana yet an uncertain feeling exists in the city as to the result from the fact that such lndnenees have been used in the endeavor to get th?roett off on straw bail. There are now six persons indicted here for conspiracy and perjury in the attempt made a fow weeks ago to get thsee torao-robbers torao-robbers torao-robbers out ot jail. These persons are Austin S. Fields, Richard R. Fuller. Milton Forbes. Lugece Hartman. James Kc nelly. Herbert Nelson, Nelson, and Bridget Lewis.- Lewis.- Forbes -was -was once

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 31 May 1877, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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