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The "q" Dynamite Cases

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Chicago, July 10. - The Burlington conspiracy case ■ seems to be full oL sensationa and surprises, and the latest ot' these took place Saturday, accompanied with a highly exciting scène in court. The developraents of Friday which fixed lipón Bowles the purchase of dynamite seem to have had a weakeriing effect upon him, and there were some proceedings before court opened that probably made counsel for the defense uneasy. Tbe three prisoners - Bowles, Wilson and Broderick- were taken before Commissioner Hoyne Saturday at U a. m., and the two latter took their places by their counsel, but Bowles waiked into the room with the railway counsel and took a seat apart. He had just been having an interview with the railway people, and it was evident that he had broken down during the same, as there were tears in bis eyes as he sat down, resting his head on the back of a chair. There was an exciting scène in court soon after the opening of the case. Bowles arose and said that he would confess his share in the plot. Iu a very dramatic manner he declared that his statements would be made in the interest of public justice. He was excited and the tears flowed from his eyes. When he ceased the court declared the case adjourned to Monday at 10 o'clock. Bewies was taken to Marshal Marsh's afterward and released on $5,000 bail by Commissioner Hoyne. A defiant smile was on Broderick's lips as he walked back to the marsbal's office in the custody of Marshal Barchard. He looked at Bowles, who passed him in charge of another man, with a look of mingled pity and contempt Barebard and Detective Bonfield had a long talk with Broderick in the marshal's office, but the big engineer kept up his smile. Broderick is the nerviest man in the affair. It was rumored around the building that a number of other arresta would be made on United States warrants, among them being Hoge and Murphy. After adjournment the engineers who had listened to the case gathered in little knots in the corridors and discussed the affair. When the cases of Stewart E. Hoge and John H. Murphy, charged with conspiracy, were called before Justice D. J. Lyon, Judge Barnum stepped forward and said: "If it please the court, in the case of the people against Hoge and Murphy, I appear for the defendants. I was not callad into the case nntil night before last, and have not had an opportunity to see my clients. I ask that the case be postponed." Mr. Frank Collier, who appeared for the prosecution, said he had no objections to a continuance, as some of the witnesses in the case were beEore Commissioner Hoyne. A continuance was granted, and the hearing was set for next Saturday morning. Chicago, July 18. - Bowles, the "squealing" conspirator against the "Q" road was taken to Galesburg yesterday to test the truth of a statement he had made that a dynamite cartridge that had failed to explode when placed on the track at that place had, been hidden near a hedge close by. A large crowd of officers and citizens went to the place and found the explosiva as Bowles had described. It was fixed up with caps, etc., for business. Immediately afterward the sheriff arrested George Clark and George Miles, ex-engineers of the "Q" road and prominent brotherhood men, on state warrants. Tliey denied their guilt. At Quincy, Hls., several striking firemen, charged with conspiracy, were arraigned. The evidence was not strong, but a "squeal" is looked for. The case was continued.


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