Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 7, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 7, 1891
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VOL XVI. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THUKSDAY MORNING, MAT 7, ,18!H DUNLAFS Celebrated Hats S T IF F BEST M and SILK ADE, SPRING STYLES Now on Sale D E W E N T E R, The Hatter. Spring Suitmgy Spring Pants, • -•— , - • . • .^•MB^ , • J Overcoating, NONE ABE HELD. NO. 109. The LynciLers at New Orleans Go Scot Free, The Special Grand Jury Fails to In- diet Them, but Returns Bills Against the Jury-Bribers. The nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. CATARRH WILL CURE , <&^>MPv *•"/ *+-~i *^* K~>IV«» U _ _' *^~ of _«f.r cr5T_ /• ^ ^WHOOPING COUGH «RONCrrITIS.- 412 'FOUR.T rtTST, THE MOB'S ACT EXCUSED. NEW OBLEANS, May 6.—After six weeks' investigation the .grand jury completed its labors in the flennessy case and the killing of Italians at the parish prison by • returning six indictments for attempted bribery and presenting a report of its investigations. The men indicted are Thomas McCrystol and John Cooney, with D. C. D'Malley and Bernard Glandi, Charles Granger and Bernard Armant. The grand jury failed to return indictments against any one of the par- icipants in the killing 1 of the prisoners who had been acquitted of the charge of murdering Chief Hennessy, explain- ng- its action by saying that the uprising was spontaneous; that >om 6,000 to 8,000 persons took >art in the aSair, which was of juch a magnitude that it was difficult o fix the guilt. Nine of the eleven who were killed in the parish prison are clearly shown to have renounced heir allegiance to any foreign power. The jury first refers to the investi- •ation into the Hennessy assassination. It characterizes the verdict of the petit jury as startling, amazing, a bitter disappointment, shocking to the opinion and provoking the repeated accusation that some of the jury had been unfaithful to their high office. It terms the case as made by the state a strong one in every respect, and refers to the rumors that the jury was tampered with. Each one of the jurors, the report says, was summoned and made a statement, and the. report refers further to the surprising scenes which took place in the petit jury room. The actions of the petit jury are analyzed and" it says that talesmen were approached (•prior to the trial and the vile work of attempting to bribe carried on even in the court room. One favorite expression made . to talesmen was: "Big money might be made by going on the 'jury and' doing right," and there is no'possible doubt but that such attempts were made by various parties in the, service of the defense; entertained by some of the talesmen and scornfully rejected by others. Talesmen who had been approached refused to tell what they knew, and gave the impression that they had been silenced. The grand jury learned that the list of 500 talesmen in the Hennessy case was in the office of O'Malley & Adams at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, February 2ii, 1891, though the trial judge issued special orders on Saturday evening that the list was not to be made public or given to the counsel of either side until Monday morning. It is not shown by whose hands the lists. were secured^ but enough is known to confirm the past secret and powerful influence of the so-called private detective agency and Counsel Adams to handle the machinery of the court. Great and small pieces of evidence show that the lists of names were tampered.with when drawn from the jury wheel and before they reached the jury box. in the court. O'Malley was. shcrwihg that only two of the prisoners Iq^pd were subjects of Italy. Sig. Corte, the Italian consul, is however, not enthusiastic over the document. ' He says that he is very much displeased with the report. He furnished much information to jury, he 'declares, which was ignored, as there is nothing in the report to indicate that it was used. Mr. Corte adds that his oath of secrecy prevents him from telling what he testified to before the grand jury. The consul says that he will immediately transmit the report in full to his home government, and he fears that serious complications between Italy and the United States will Is all that you need when a perfectly plain proposition is made to you.. Everyman wants to be convinced that he is right before he goes ahead and some'subjects will bear a good deal of discussion, but the point I want to emphasize i ,doesQ 1 t call for any .waste of words. The long and short of it is that my stock of Summer Suiticgs is Superb, Some new things in light " colored Suitings just in, Extreme good styles, See them. •put in possession of the lists almost immediately and "before they reached the district attorney. The existence of .the Mafia is determined by evidence, says the report. It closes thus: "The condition of affairs In this community as to certain violators of the law had reached such a stage that tbe law itself was well nigh powerless to deal with them, so far-reaching was their power and, influence In criminal cases. Good citizens were profoundly Impressed by the repeated and signal failure of justice. The arts • of the perjurer and briber seemed to dominate in the courts, paralyzing and rendering powerless the ends of justice. Certainly this was a desperate situation, the public meeting, general and spontaneous in its character as truly indicating an uprising of the masses. We doubt If any power, at the command of the authorities would have been sufficient to overcome Its intentions. . "Evidence is before ns from official sources that eleven persons were killed in the attaclc on the parish prison. In the careful examination as to the citizenship of these men we find that eight of them were- beyond Question American citizens and another had declared his intention in this court, which act carries with it the renunciation of allegiance to his native country. It is a noteworthy fact in connection with tbo uprising that no injury whatever was done to either person or property beyond the one act which seemed' to have been the object of the assembling at tbe parish prison. "We have referred to tbe large number of citizens,participating in the demonstration, estimated by judges at from 6,000 to 8,000, regarded as a spontaneous uprising of the people. The magnitude of this affair makes it a difficult taslt to fix the guilt upon any number of participants, . in fact the act seemed to. involve the entire people of the parish and city of New Orleans, so profuse is their sympathy and extended their connection with the aflair. In view ot these considerations the thorough examination of .the subject has failed to disclose the necessary facts to justify tbe grand jury in presenting Indictments." NEW OJH.EANS, May 6.—The report of the grand jury, exonerating the Mafia lynchers, while just what was expected, is the subject of much comment Citizens generally commend the action of the jury and indulge in considerable self-glorification over. the, exhaustive manner in which the subject' is treated. The consensus of opinion is that the Italian government has little left to. ; complain . of, -the . renort be the ultimate result. Detective O'Malley has made a long statement about the Italian troubles. He says his success as a detective caused the city detectives and private detectives to be jealous of him long ago. They were so bitter against him that when Hennessy was trying the case of .the men who ambushed the Matrangos on May 8 and found that O'Malloy was on the same case Hennessy. dropped the matter and the Prov- enzanos were convicted on evidence found by O'Malley. Then Hennessy secured a. new trial and got the Provenzanos acquitted. After Hennessy was assassinated the men arrested were those whoiad testifi&d against the Provenzanos. O'Malley first offered his services to the city, but they were rejected, and then the Matrangos wanted to engage him. He at first refused to take their case, but having received a letter from the "committee of fifty" demanding that he keep out of the case, he became angry and took the Matrangos' side'of the case and became satisfied of their innocence. O'Malley gives a long review of tlie evidence and says the prosecution was a barefaced conspiracy and a disgrace to civilization. He gives many instances of the way he has been and still is watched and persecuted. WASHINGTON, May 6. — Secretary Elaine is absent in New York, attending the Damrosch concerts, .and there is no one at the state department who is authorized to give an opinion con- cemingothe finding of the New Orleans grand jury. The official report is not expected to reach Washington for several days, and when it does will probably come in different form. It will be accompanied by a report of Gov. Nicholls and will embody his own 1 comment and suggestion anent ths final action of the state authorities... Ifcwill be that the question will have resolved itself into one of' international litigation. • In view of the fact that Secretary Elaine has already held that the federal government cannot interfere to punish the rioters, the prospect for securing indemnity through the doubtful process of legislation is not good. It looks as if the Italian premier might take the final decisive step, abolish the legation here and refuse to longer entertain our diplomat at Rome. ; The attempt to palliate the infraction of law by offsetting the alleged attempts at jury-fixing is deprecated by the legal minds of the department, but there is a well-defined opinion that on the whole the outcome of the case will be beneficial in. its effect upon the turbulent foreign elements-in the United States, inasmuch as it will make clear to them the fact that they cannot .rely upon treaties to escape responsibility to the great public for their unlawful acts. . • CHICAGO, May 6.—Judged by the temper of the Italian'jjolony in Chicago, the Italian populatio*?of the United States are in no particularly amiable mood. The report of the special grand jury at New Orleans, which indorses the lynching of the Mafia murderers, has fanned the smoldering fires of resentment into a fierce and open blaze, and many leading Italians, who are bitterly disap- pointtJd at the outcome of the grand jury's deliberations, are outspoken in .their c«ndemnation of its failure to indict the leaders of the New Orleans lyn'chefs. ; . I/ostDox, May 6.—The finding of. the grand jury at New Orleans justifying 'the lynching of the Italian prisoners revives interest • ig»»the affairs and is commented on by the press in a not unfavorable manner. The St. James Gazette says the grand jury has done pretty much what, was expected. It fears Marquis di Kudiui will not appreciate the polemical interest of the finding. The • situation so far as Italy is concerned stands as at the beginning of the controversy. HOSIERY SALE, We have placed on Sale. 200 doz. full regular made ladies 3-threaded hose at 25 cents per pair 75 doz. the finest inaco cotten (Egyptian) at 30 cents per pair. 150 doz. Boys and Girls French ribbed extra length hose, 2 pair for 25 cents. These "goods are all: from the celebrated H E R S D O R F woik^ Germany and; at^ absolutely fast blaok, and Get your suply of hose; fOT^he Summer to-morrow at our - Special Sale. WILEK& WISE Always Here With the largest stock, lowest prices, most reliable, best watch worET done in the citjv Try my raiubo^ , v pebble spectacles the" only perfect lens made. • '-, , , .- ' >,j<i,iju\r _ 41O Broadway. D. A. HA UK, THe Jeweler and Optician. Sure Death! To Cockroaches, Rats, Mice, and Bedbugs. FISHER'S LIGHTNING EXTERMINATOR. at Ben Fisher's Drug Store, 311 Fourth St. FACIAL BLEMISHES. The lirR.it «it»b]lihKMal(n Iheworjii for tb« trMU neat of th. ikin Miil«:&] r ,*cz«ii».>DoIei r w»ru,(un,.r- luoui hftjr, blrtbniLfki. 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'' ;.NEW YoitK, May 6.—Judge Van Brunt, in the-court of oyer and termi- rier, .'gave a decision on the demurrer lately argued before him 'to'the indictment charging the officials of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad with misdemeanor in having stoves .on their cars. In his. decision the judge sets 'aside the fifth and seventh .counts of the indictment. These charged the. directors as individuals with misdemeanors. The other counts of'the indictment Judge Van Brunt sustains. BROS. • • • i •• •;. . • . • i, "The CornerDrug^Store." •' '-:'••" *',-:' - - \ Johnston Bros, have removed to the \ Cor. of 4tffi aid Broadway. - • ^.' •, - •,-, , ,\- -. t - ,. * w^ *- (Strebker J Building,) Verney Gets a Year. LONDON, May 6.—Capt. Verney, a member of the English parliament, on .trial for conspiring with a governess for the ruin of young girls, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year's imurisoD merit. ... : I A Full and Complete Line of : ' • "•:•••• •;....• l ; ' v, •• DRUGS ON HAND j PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPokim

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