Tomb-robbers 2 18770531
in the secret service, until Washburn became chief. He originated the straw ball business to get Hughes and Mullins released. It is claimed that lie has served a term in the penitentiary. Tom Courtney came down from Chicago on Monday and balled him.- Fields and Fuller were the men of rtraw who were used in the conspiracy. They are in jail. Eugene Ha-tman was Imposed upon by Forbes, who represented himself, as a government detective, snowing an old eommissloa and a secret service badge. Hart-man has come into - court and pleaded guiitr. and will testify in crimination of the others. James Kenelly is aa old acquaintance and friend of Pete McCartney, the world-renowned counterfeiter and shover of queer, and of Alex. Murpoie. of St Louis, also a counterfeiter, rie was an intimate friend of Hughes and Mullins. Herbert Nelson is a heavy teamster in the employ ot the Chicago and North-western Road, and it is claimed by the detectives that he was the silent partner in the original tomb-robbing conspiracy. Bridget Lewis claims to be a sister of Hughes. Some of these parties fraudulently swore to me possession of large amounts ot property, when In lact they were not worth a nickel. Others of them were in tbe conspiracy to induce them to so. swear, and on the conclusion of this trial these parties will have a chance to explain away their action. The transaction Id all respects appears to be one of me most gigantic and outrageous conspiracies oa record.