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How Dr Cronin was Done to Death.

Ur Cronin disappeared from his home at Chicago late at night. He told the people with whom ho lived that if he ever remained away over twelve hours to notify the police, as he had been warned that he would be murdered. His absence caused great excitement. He was searched for everywhere, and at last his body was found in a sewer, mutilated in a shocking manner. Tho assassination was one of national importance, and the conspiracy to murder Cronin was formed in many cities. Half a dozen men went to Chicago to put him to death, and the means they adopted were cruel and barbarous. A cottage was engaged in the outskirts of the town. Cronin was summoned to attend a dying man. He was driven to the murderers’ den, and had but stepped over the threshold when he was struck down with an axe. A terrible struggle followed. In three rooms were seen the evidences of the fight the Irish Nationalist had made for his life. Cries were heard by people some blocks away, but no one minded them, and Cronin sank to his death, wounded in fifty places with knives, bludgeons, and axes. Then tho body was placed in a box, carried to a manhole some distance away, and dropped into a sewer, where two weeks later accident discovered tho foul crime, and a number of men were arrested on suspicion, and four have been indicted for the murder. One was from Philadelphia, one from Michigan, another from San Francisco, and the other was a Chicagoan. That roster will show the widespreacl interest shown in tho death of Cronin. The men are all members of the Irish party, and one of them has high standing in the detective force of Chicago. It is not likely (writes the New York correspondent of the Auckland • Star ’) there will be any convictions ; the society’s influence is strong enough to protect its assassins. Crqnin was a Canadian, but had spent twenty of his forty years in this country. He held many positions of trust in St. Louis, and was regarded as a very excellent physician in Chicago. He held a high social position in the last named city.

armed cowboy rode leisurely into Grover, Colorado, and alighting at the door of the local bank, walked calmly in. The cashier moved forward to attend to him, when he drew a big revolver, covered the trembling official with it, and demanded money. The cashier, seeing that the cowboy meant business, had no option but to comply; and the robber, having received a bag containing LI4O, abandoned his leisurely movement and galloped out of the town. At Liverpool assizes Elizabeth Porter (servant) and John Fenton (painter) wore found guilty of the manslaughter of their illegitimate child At Fenton’s suggestion Porter gave the child a narcotic, placed it in a box, and sent it by rail to Liverpool, “ to be called for,” It was theye found by the parcels clerk, and was removed to the workhouse, where it died, Fenton was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude, and Porter to eight months’ hard labor.

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How Dr Cronin was Done to Death., Evening Star, Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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How Dr Cronin was Done to Death. Evening Star, Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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