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Did Boyle Do It?

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Parent Issue
Day
23
Month
August
Year
1895
Copyright
Public Domain
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The fli-st day's testimony in the novv celebrated Prauk Clancy oase was heard Wednesday, the inquest being held iu the fine new furniture rooms of W. G. Dieterle. The exannnation was conducted by Coroner Ball, Prosecuting Attorney Randall and ex-Prosecuting Attorney Kearney, and a great mass of testimony was introduced. The lawyers in the case conducted the examination in excellent style, and Coroner Ball desirves u great deai of credit for his part of the work. A lady st'nographer made it possible for the questious and answers to follow in quick suecession and a great mass of evidence was introduoed. Nearly all the jurors indicated how closely they followed the case by asking questions to olear up douUful points. The witneses sworn were William Gerstner, V. L Shanklaud andE. P. Mason, of AnnA rbor, Dr. Howe, Officers Boldt and O'Sullivan and Detective Jack Carew, of Toledo, "Doe." Naegle, George Clancy, William Vernor, Mrs. Margaret Clancy, Sheriff Judson and John Stevens. The case was then adjourned until today when the testimony of Mrs. Frank Clancy, William Hasenack and a half dozen other witnesses will be taken The testimony introduced bore out in detail the sad story as told in last week's Argns, and it would be but a repetition to introduce it here. The Argns will content itself, therefore, with giving a summary of the fuller details or addi tional facts brought out. Frank Clancy was first seen in Toledo by offleer Boldt on the morning of July 29. He told the offleer that he had jus got in, tbat he didn't have much mone but that he was searching for his wife who had run away with a man narnec Boyle who was going under the name ofDillon ; that he didn't want his wife but his two children ; that he had been in Bay City, searching there for the erring couple and had slept the preceding night in a box car. He said he was sicli. He gave a description of his wife and Boyle and asked the offleer if he had seen tbern. Offlcer Boldt next saw him in the Toledo station house, Monday morning, when Clancy again told him that he was sick. Boldt saems to have been the only offlcer who saw Clancy in Toledo until 1 -.20 a. m. Sunday, August 4, when Offlcer O'Snllivan saw Clancy at the station house as the patrol wagon drove out. Clancy looked like a sick man and the offlcer talked with him a few minutes, Clancy telliug him that he was sick and weak. They didn't take lodgers at this station and ashe thought Clancy was too weak to get over to the station where they did, he took him in for safe keeping. Dr. Howe saw Clancy at the station house at nine o'clock Monday morniug. He said he was sick, btit had uo pain ; that his mother lived in Ann Arbor. The doctor got him an order for a ticket from the infirmary director for Ann Arbor and he was taken to the train and pnt on the cars, which leave Toledo about ten. He made no examination of him and Clancy told him he thonght he would be able to go to Ann Arbor all right. William Gerstner, the well known Ann Arbor baker, was on the train. He helped Clancy to a drink of water and Clancy told him he was sick. He saw a well dressed stranger take a seat in front of Clancy and try to talk to him for a minute or two. The stranger shortly afterwards left the car. Clancy told Gerstner he didn't want to come to Ann Arbor, as his business was in Toledo. When Clancy reached the jail he was, as has hitherto been stated, unable to talk, though he seemed to comprehend in some measure what was said to him. Detective Carew made a sorry le of himself on the stand. He was ;he man who had been put in charge of ;he Toledo end of the case. Boyle told lini af ter his arrest that he had started io go to Windsor Saturday eveniug, August 3, but inissed the train and went back to the Empire house and stayed all night, leaving Toledo for De;roit at five p'clock Sunday morning. The proprietor of the Empire house told Carew that he saw Boyle leave Saturday evening and did not think he slept in the Empire house that night. Carew did not inake any inquines of the man who occupied anoher bed in the same room with Boyle, nor of the ohazu bermaid to see if Boyle's bed had been occupied. In answer to various other questions he showed that he had given the case V9ry little attention. Wheu Boyle was in the station house it was noticed that his knuokles were skinned. In this connection Sheriff Judson told an interesting tale. Mrs Frank Clanoy, in one of the earlier in terviews with Judson, told him tha when Boyle visited her Sunday, Aug ■ast 4, she noticed his knuckles and h told her a story of how two travelin men from Kalamazoo had driven up in ront of the Empire house, Toledo, and asked for Edith Stevens, that they had some words and he (Boyle) had whip)ed both uien. Boyle again visited Mrs. Trank Clancy -last Sunday, and then ;old lier another story of the fight, in which he said that a man whom he ;hought was Frauk Clancy oame up to ïini ou a dock in Toledo, saying, '"Yon , I've got you at last," and nt him (Boyle) back of the head.knockmg him down. Boyle said he got up aud whipped his assailaut. Mrs.Clanoy claims to have turned on Boyle with the remark that he knew very well whether it was Frank Clancy or not, when Boyle answered that he looked it up afterwards and found the man was George Woorten. Greorge Clancy tescified to conversations with his brother Frank shortly before his death in which Frank oharged HaseDack and Boyle with breaking up his family. Mrs. Margaret Clancy admitted that she had been engaged to be ruarried to Hasenaok since last Christrnas. Sheriff Judson has been putting ia sonie good work since the adjoui'ninent of the inquest. Boyle, who skipped out after borrowiug a dollar froni the chief of pólice of Toledo, has been again located. It is known positively that he did not sleep at the Empire house, as he claimed on the night the deed was done. In the meantime, it is said, evidence will be produoed pointing strongly to the fact that Hasenack was responsible for the mixing of the bodies at the University. The case has been one of sensatious and it niav be the end is not yet.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News