The Crime of the Century; Or, The Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin
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The Crime of the Century; Or, The Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin

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  • THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY
    • OR,
    • The Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin.
      • A Complete and Authentic History of the Greatest of Modern Conspiracies.
        • BY
      • BY
    • A Complete and Authentic History of the Greatest of Modern Conspiracies.
      • BY
    • BY
    • HENRY M. HUNT,
      • THE NOTED JOURNALIST.
      • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS.
        • APART FROM ITS VALUE AS A HISTORY OF A CELEBRATED CASE, THE STORY ITSELF IS OF THRILLING AND FASCINATING INTEREST.
      • APART FROM ITS VALUE AS A HISTORY OF A CELEBRATED CASE, THE STORY ITSELF IS OF THRILLING AND FASCINATING INTEREST.
    • THE NOTED JOURNALIST.
    • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS.
      • APART FROM ITS VALUE AS A HISTORY OF A CELEBRATED CASE, THE STORY ITSELF IS OF THRILLING AND FASCINATING INTEREST.
    • APART FROM ITS VALUE AS A HISTORY OF A CELEBRATED CASE, THE STORY ITSELF IS OF THRILLING AND FASCINATING INTEREST.
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • THE DISAPPEARANCE.
      • THE STORY OF HIS LIFE.
    • THE DISAPPEARANCE.
    • THE STORY OF HIS LIFE.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • A STARTLING DISCOVERY.
      • FINDING THE BLOODY TRUNK.
      • SEARCHING FOR CLUES.
      • "JUST LIKE HIS HAIR."
      • WAGON TRACKS LEAD TO THE WATER'S EDGE.
      • THE SEARCH REVEALS NOTHING.
    • A STARTLING DISCOVERY.
    • FINDING THE BLOODY TRUNK.
    • SEARCHING FOR CLUES.
    • "JUST LIKE HIS HAIR."
    • WAGON TRACKS LEAD TO THE WATER'S EDGE.
    • THE SEARCH REVEALS NOTHING.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • WOODRUFF'S LURID STORY.
      • WOODRUFF GOES OVER THE ROUTE.
    • WOODRUFF'S LURID STORY.
    • WOODRUFF GOES OVER THE ROUTE.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • DR. CRONIN AS A PROPHET.
      • CRONIN AND THE CLAN-NA-GAEL.
      • THE "TRIANGLE" IN POWER.
      • VICTIMS OF A "PHYSICAL FORCE" POLICY.
      • CRONIN TO THE FRONT.
      • THE "TREASONABLE" LETTER.
      • CHARGES AGAINST THE TRIANGLE.
      • SULLIVAN ON TRIAL.
      • SULLIVAN'S CELEBRATED PROTEST.
    • DR. CRONIN AS A PROPHET.
    • CRONIN AND THE CLAN-NA-GAEL.
    • THE "TRIANGLE" IN POWER.
    • VICTIMS OF A "PHYSICAL FORCE" POLICY.
    • CRONIN TO THE FRONT.
    • THE "TREASONABLE" LETTER.
    • CHARGES AGAINST THE TRIANGLE.
    • SULLIVAN ON TRIAL.
    • SULLIVAN'S CELEBRATED PROTEST.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • A STREET CAR "CLUE."
      • CONDUCTOR DWYER ADDS A "LINK."
      • BOGUS "INTERVIEWS" FROM CANADA.
      • A CHAPTER OF INFAMY.
      • CRONIN'S ENEMIES IN HIGH GLEE.
      • STAUNCH FRIENDS TO THE FRONT.
      • A BIG REWARD OFFERED.
    • A STREET CAR "CLUE."
    • CONDUCTOR DWYER ADDS A "LINK."
    • BOGUS "INTERVIEWS" FROM CANADA.
    • A CHAPTER OF INFAMY.
    • CRONIN'S ENEMIES IN HIGH GLEE.
    • STAUNCH FRIENDS TO THE FRONT.
    • A BIG REWARD OFFERED.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND.
      • "MURDER WILL OUT."
      • THE BODY AT THE MORGUE.
      • FRIENDS IDENTIFY THE REMAINS.
      • THE STORY OF THE AUTOPSY.
      • A SISTER'S GRIEF.
    • WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND.
    • "MURDER WILL OUT."
    • THE BODY AT THE MORGUE.
    • FRIENDS IDENTIFY THE REMAINS.
    • THE STORY OF THE AUTOPSY.
    • A SISTER'S GRIEF.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • THE LONELY SCENE OF THE MURDER.
      • "BLOOD, BLOOD, EVERYWHERE!"
      • FORMING A THEORY.
      • THE BLOOD EXAMINED BY EXPERTS.
      • THE CARLSONS TELL THEIR STORY.
      • O'SULLIVAN AND "FRANK WILLIAMS."
      • THE FURNITURE TRACED.
      • IN THE CLARK STREET FLAT.
      • WHEN THE FLAT WAS RENTED.
      • MILKMAN MERTES' STORY.
      • THE EXPRESSMAN IS FOUND.
      • ICEMAN O'SULLIVAN SUSPECTED.
    • THE LONELY SCENE OF THE MURDER.
    • "BLOOD, BLOOD, EVERYWHERE!"
    • FORMING A THEORY.
    • THE BLOOD EXAMINED BY EXPERTS.
    • THE CARLSONS TELL THEIR STORY.
    • O'SULLIVAN AND "FRANK WILLIAMS."
    • THE FURNITURE TRACED.
    • IN THE CLARK STREET FLAT.
    • WHEN THE FLAT WAS RENTED.
    • MILKMAN MERTES' STORY.
    • THE EXPRESSMAN IS FOUND.
    • ICEMAN O'SULLIVAN SUSPECTED.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • COUGHLIN HIRES THE RIG.
      • DINAN GOES TO SCHAACK.
      • SCHAACK'S PECULIAR MOVEMENTS.
      • COUGHLIN UNDER ARREST.
      • THE SMITH STORY DISPROVED.
      • THE CASE AGAINST O'SULLIVAN.
      • INDICTED BY THE GRAND JURY.
    • COUGHLIN HIRES THE RIG.
    • DINAN GOES TO SCHAACK.
    • SCHAACK'S PECULIAR MOVEMENTS.
    • COUGHLIN UNDER ARREST.
    • THE SMITH STORY DISPROVED.
    • THE CASE AGAINST O'SULLIVAN.
    • INDICTED BY THE GRAND JURY.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • LYING IN STATE.
      • A GREAT PROCESSION.
      • A SOLEMN CATHEDRAL SCENE.
      • A VOICE FROM THE PULPIT.
      • AT REST IN CALVARY.
    • LYING IN STATE.
    • A GREAT PROCESSION.
    • A SOLEMN CATHEDRAL SCENE.
    • A VOICE FROM THE PULPIT.
    • AT REST IN CALVARY.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • ALEXANDER SULLIVAN AND DR. CRONIN.
      • SELECTED FOR A FOREIGN MISSION.
      • ALEXANDER SULLIVAN'S SPECULATIONS.
      • LUKE DILLON'S PLAIN WORDS.
      • CRONIN'S PRIVATE PAPERS IN EVIDENCE.
    • ALEXANDER SULLIVAN AND DR. CRONIN.
    • SELECTED FOR A FOREIGN MISSION.
    • ALEXANDER SULLIVAN'S SPECULATIONS.
    • LUKE DILLON'S PLAIN WORDS.
    • CRONIN'S PRIVATE PAPERS IN EVIDENCE.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THE VERDICT.
      • ARREST OF ALEXANDER SULLIVAN.
      • ALEXANDER SULLIVAN'S EVENTFUL LIFE.
      • THE OTHER ACCUSED MEN.
    • THE VERDICT.
    • ARREST OF ALEXANDER SULLIVAN.
    • ALEXANDER SULLIVAN'S EVENTFUL LIFE.
    • THE OTHER ACCUSED MEN.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • STARKEY'S SUSPICIOUS MOVEMENTS.
      • A CHAPTER OF COINCIDENCES.
      • WOODRUFF'S SECOND CONFESSION.
    • STARKEY'S SUSPICIOUS MOVEMENTS.
    • A CHAPTER OF COINCIDENCES.
    • WOODRUFF'S SECOND CONFESSION.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • ARGUING ON THE PETITION.
      • SULLIVAN RELEASED ON BAIL.
      • TWO ARRESTS IN NEW YORK.
    • ARGUING ON THE PETITION.
    • SULLIVAN RELEASED ON BAIL.
    • TWO ARRESTS IN NEW YORK.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • BURKE'S PICTURE IDENTIFIED.
      • THE FLIGHT AND CAPTURE.
      • HOW BURKE WAS CAPTURED.
      • BURKE IN COURT.
      • THE IDENTIFICATION COMPLETE.
      • THE PRESIDENT ACTS.
      • FIGHTING TO THE LAST.
      • CANADIAN JUSTICE TRIUMPHS.
      • BURKE'S JOURNEY TO CHICAGO.
      • PREPARING FOR THE TRIAL.
    • BURKE'S PICTURE IDENTIFIED.
    • THE FLIGHT AND CAPTURE.
    • HOW BURKE WAS CAPTURED.
    • BURKE IN COURT.
    • THE IDENTIFICATION COMPLETE.
    • THE PRESIDENT ACTS.
    • FIGHTING TO THE LAST.
    • CANADIAN JUSTICE TRIUMPHS.
    • BURKE'S JOURNEY TO CHICAGO.
    • PREPARING FOR THE TRIAL.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • A STARTLING DISCOVERY.
      • IDENTIFYING THE CLOTHING.
      • A MURDERER'S SHIRT.
      • A PIECE OF CARPET FOUND.
      • THE CONSPIRATOR'S PLANS THWARTED.
    • A STARTLING DISCOVERY.
    • IDENTIFYING THE CLOTHING.
    • A MURDERER'S SHIRT.
    • A PIECE OF CARPET FOUND.
    • THE CONSPIRATOR'S PLANS THWARTED.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • JUDGE SHEPARD'S PLAIN WORDS.
      • THE GRAND JURY'S INQUIRY.
      • PAT COONEY UNDER SUSPICION.
      • THE TRIAL IN CAMP 20.
      • SEVEN SUSPECTS INDICTED.
      • KUNZE'S SUPPOSED PART IN THE CRIME.
    • JUDGE SHEPARD'S PLAIN WORDS.
    • THE GRAND JURY'S INQUIRY.
    • PAT COONEY UNDER SUSPICION.
    • THE TRIAL IN CAMP 20.
    • SEVEN SUSPECTS INDICTED.
    • KUNZE'S SUPPOSED PART IN THE CRIME.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • THE PROMINENT CITIZENS PRESENT.
      • JUDGE PRENDERGAST'S VIGOROUS SPEECH.
      • THE GATHERING AT CHELTENHAM BEACH.
      • DENOUNCED AT OGDEN'S GROVE.
    • THE PROMINENT CITIZENS PRESENT.
    • JUDGE PRENDERGAST'S VIGOROUS SPEECH.
    • THE GATHERING AT CHELTENHAM BEACH.
    • DENOUNCED AT OGDEN'S GROVE.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • "THE STATE IS READY."
      • HOT WORDS FROM LAWYERS.
    • "THE STATE IS READY."
    • HOT WORDS FROM LAWYERS.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • SENSATIONAL TURN IN THE CASE.
      • A JURY-BRIBING PLOT.
      • WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS.
    • SENSATIONAL TURN IN THE CASE.
    • A JURY-BRIBING PLOT.
    • WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • THE SCENE IN COURT.
      • LONGENECKER'S MASTERLY EFFORT.
      • THE LAW IN THE CASE.
      • THE EVIDENCE MAINLY CIRCUMSTANTIAL.
      • ALL ARE GUILTY.
      • AN APPEAL FOR JUSTICE.
    • THE SCENE IN COURT.
    • LONGENECKER'S MASTERLY EFFORT.
    • THE LAW IN THE CASE.
    • THE EVIDENCE MAINLY CIRCUMSTANTIAL.
    • ALL ARE GUILTY.
    • AN APPEAL FOR JUSTICE.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • A DRAMATIC SCENE.
      • INSIDE OF CAMP TWENTY.
      • THE BLOODY TRUNK PRODUCED.
      • THRILLING SCENES IN COURT.
      • SURPRISES FOR THE DEFENSE.
      • HEARD HIS DEATH CRY.
      • THE STATE RESTS ITS CASE.
    • A DRAMATIC SCENE.
    • INSIDE OF CAMP TWENTY.
    • THE BLOODY TRUNK PRODUCED.
    • THRILLING SCENES IN COURT.
    • SURPRISES FOR THE DEFENSE.
    • HEARD HIS DEATH CRY.
    • THE STATE RESTS ITS CASE.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • THE STATE ON REBUTTAL.
      • CRONIN'S KNIVES FOUND.
    • THE STATE ON REBUTTAL.
    • CRONIN'S KNIVES FOUND.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE.
      • CAMP 20'S MYSTERIOUS MEETINGS.
      • PURPOSE OF THE SECRET COMMITTEE.
      • THE MEETING OF FEB. 8.
      • THE MURDER OF DR. CRONIN.
      • HISTORY OF THE CONSPIRACY.
      • THE BEGGS-SPELMAN LETTERS.
      • VIOLATIONS OF CAMP RULES.
      • THE CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER.
      • THE PLOT TO MURDER CRONIN.
      • THE LAW OF CONSPIRACY.
      • THE PURCHASE OF THE FURNITURE.
      • THE MEETINGS IN CAMP 20.
      • RENTING THE CARLSON COTTAGE.
      • KUNZE MAKES AN OBJECTION.
      • ENTICING CRONIN TO HIS DEATH.
      • JUSTICE MAHONEY'S PART IN THE PLOT.
      • ALL ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETED.
      • BEGGS' ENMITY TOWARD CRONIN.
      • MAJOR SAMPSON'S PART IN THE SCHEME.
      • TRUE TO THE IRISH CAUSE.
      • THE FATAL 4TH OF MAY.
      • THE MAN WHO DROVE THE WHITE HORSE.
      • THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE HORSE.
      • THE MURDER IN THE COTTAGE.
      • DISPOSING OF THE BODY.
      • DR. CRONIN IS FIRST MISSED.
      • COUGHLIN SEARCHES FOR THE BODY.
      • THE FINDING OF THE BODY.
      • THE DISCOVERY OF THE COTTAGE.
      • THE EXISTENCE OF AN INNER CIRCLE.
      • THE GREAT CONSPIRACY.
      • JUDGE LONGENECKER CLOSES.
      • An Appeal for Coughlin.
      • Counselor Ingham's Speech.
      • Counselor Donahoe Talks.
      • Hynes' Great Effort.
      • Foster's Plea for Beggs.
      • Forrest's able Plea on Behalf of his Clients.
      • Longenecker's Closing.
    • REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE.
    • CAMP 20'S MYSTERIOUS MEETINGS.
    • PURPOSE OF THE SECRET COMMITTEE.
    • THE MEETING OF FEB. 8.
    • THE MURDER OF DR. CRONIN.
    • HISTORY OF THE CONSPIRACY.
    • THE BEGGS-SPELMAN LETTERS.
    • VIOLATIONS OF CAMP RULES.
    • THE CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER.
    • THE PLOT TO MURDER CRONIN.
    • THE LAW OF CONSPIRACY.
    • THE PURCHASE OF THE FURNITURE.
    • THE MEETINGS IN CAMP 20.
    • RENTING THE CARLSON COTTAGE.
    • KUNZE MAKES AN OBJECTION.
    • ENTICING CRONIN TO HIS DEATH.
    • JUSTICE MAHONEY'S PART IN THE PLOT.
    • ALL ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETED.
    • BEGGS' ENMITY TOWARD CRONIN.
    • MAJOR SAMPSON'S PART IN THE SCHEME.
    • TRUE TO THE IRISH CAUSE.
    • THE FATAL 4TH OF MAY.
    • THE MAN WHO DROVE THE WHITE HORSE.
    • THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE HORSE.
    • THE MURDER IN THE COTTAGE.
    • DISPOSING OF THE BODY.
    • DR. CRONIN IS FIRST MISSED.
    • COUGHLIN SEARCHES FOR THE BODY.
    • THE FINDING OF THE BODY.
    • THE DISCOVERY OF THE COTTAGE.
    • THE EXISTENCE OF AN INNER CIRCLE.
    • THE GREAT CONSPIRACY.
    • JUDGE LONGENECKER CLOSES.
    • An Appeal for Coughlin.
    • Counselor Ingham's Speech.
    • Counselor Donahoe Talks.
    • Hynes' Great Effort.
    • Foster's Plea for Beggs.
    • Forrest's able Plea on Behalf of his Clients.
    • Longenecker's Closing.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • THE JURY RETIRES.
      • A VERDICT AT LAST.
    • THE JURY RETIRES.
    • A VERDICT AT LAST.
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