Atlanta Constitution, February 8, 1890

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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia HAWES That He Encompassed the Mur- der of His Wile AND CLAIMSWT JOHN WYLY Committed the Deed for a Con- sideration. WYLY IS ARRESTED AT ONCE And Taken to for Trial. Via 1 i cle11 ii ti ninth he is to r nf s e full of tho hoinblo BlPMINGH Ml Pick 11 iiics li free and frank tr pile murder for isth JthliM.il i of iiita k 1 1 Mi- ld IV ai 1 IK i k II nts sn- he V. lc.il thci f r n h lndri Tin ntt 01 lias nut lit" -h 0 u 1 t Mr I is I Shtr If s tl i 1 tl c st r-, rclited V is a tl II c l I 1" Ml 11 MI Hu that selierl" A I o- him- to- tl i c s rho I] ic t i iva.s cut Mr Jim ITivess nnluiseasLi IIo u in c 3 to kiow "ici 1 u t l crt mth tiic loj he has leainc 1 o 1 an 1 no w is an ill to as' tl o I it cl becme the uisncr nn0ht nioi i that i ii tn iti h pit 1 his head a sceou kiien all about it' God, jou nei ei had anything to donith that Jnn Of course not, Ditk But if jou die with out telling who did there ate many n ho will thmk so Oh they can t Jim sucl tho prisoner 1 But they mil, Dick they mil, Dick, said Sheriff Smith 'and if jou know anj tiling you ought to m ike the only thing of life about him 11 ore his eies Suddenly, hovrcver he "prang f irwaid, calling 'Jim, Jun Brother stop Mr Haiies, stopped and, wheeling around, said Well, Dick, what is it? 'Jim Brother Don t leave me I or God R sake doii t go aivaj Don't leaie me this nay Leai o jou tins way' What do you mean Me in' Mj God, man n hat call I me in I mean doii t to aiiaj without f mo '1 civile jou, Dick' lorgiic jou for vl at? The nnsoner raised I imself as though re coi from a shock of sc me kind and said Jvc makii g l ccplo think that jou know am thing abot t th s ujur- dtr" Oh that s all rght Dick Neicrinimlmo like caie of jourself and be rca ly to go Don t trj to kill jonrself Jim, I ail t going to do that But, Jim, if 1 ou-----' Hole the pusoncr stopped and, hangin 1 cal 11 liked aivai llismanmi indicate 1 that thoro Has somo- tlniii; on his mm 1 an 1 Sheriff Smith closed the mi n d wr Mr Jim llanos cd birk to his brother, and taking him by tho Jim si 1 Die t thcio is soinct ling jou want to say 1 at is it f 11 mi (.iicnetucn i four ho ir, to studj and I 11 ell 1( II In 11 t ,uo ion anj time If tel' mo n ho. u el that noijv, do it his I In and tho insoner You must Think of I c an t I can t 1111 h s 1 ill 1 in ajccny I ut jou can Tust then the trust cs at the jail began jell- ing d liner dinner diimor The cries droie llanos from his story, and stopping maj ho Jim Id hej, theio nothing to toll. Go he waited across the cell. Coming back, he said: "Jim, don't you think I have a wish you did, Dick I wish I could put my heart in yon for just ten minutes Then you'd tell who did it It was like a bombshell to Mr Hawes and the shenff when the prisoner thrust his hand through the bars, saying "Jim, 111 tell you who did it, and I toll you the truth, bsfore truth in the face ol death." asked Sir "Hawea did it, Dick9" echoed the sheriff Hawes hung his head, bit his finger nails, and looked towards the ceiling Then he looked down, saying "Youfeoth know the man as well as I do." is he, Call his name "John "Vvyly Before God, John Wyly is tlftg man "DidJule Wjly hare anything to do with asked Sheriff faruth "How did John co-be to do asked Mr Han es in the same breath "If Jule had anything to do with it, I don't know he ans i ered the shenff Then, turning to the brother, bo said "John Wily did it, because I paid him S200 to do it The shenff and Mr Jim Hawes then asked the condemned man to tell the ttory in full And heie is the story he told, and it is as Mr Jiri Hanes repeats it to me "fcoasayyouga o John Wyly S200 to do the work, Dick, said Mr Hawes "Yes, was the ans-ver "Well, tell us all of said Mr Hawes Tho pi soucr hesitated a minute and then "Well, I had been engaged to that lady in Columbus and there neier was a sweeter woman Emu a had promised me to go to her people in Co orado anj I had given her tho racnej I was to put the two girU in tho con- vent at Mobile "Wlij didn't jou? asked the sheriff, inter rujting the prisoner ait and I 11 tell vou all Well Thursday before I n as married Emma was to gne me tho children and go On that I nentto tho house and she not onH refused to go but i e fused to giio nie tiio ehiecl en I 11 is to be marned to a n Oman I loi ed the Tuc day and there was mj nife M hat na-i In do" I was desperate Ihat I met John W ily and, knowing him MC11 t hi him mj troiilnc I tAas in deep trouble and he sa cl Dick I can got em all out of your way' 'Hon I said '5s ei c- mm 1 n as his ansn cr "ThenI igrcccl to givo him tiio huiidrol dollars to do it, and wo parted OuSatnrdiy night I went to the house a_am and tncd to beg to go an aj but she refused to go She and Maj, and Iicne were all in bed un dressed and I went an aj On, Monday I met John jlcj near that clothing store, and ho said 'Dick thcv 11 nei er bother you again Are von sure John I h ud Ho starte I to tell mo all about it and I told not to do it rhatnight I went around by JOHN WYLY AEEESTED A.T THE J7S STAA CE OX OF Going Owt on BTia Tram on the Western Eoad. Ho Is irrested by Detectives Cason and Green John spent the night in the captain's room at the stationhousc. His wife and httlc boy shared his confine- ment, and several policemen were on guard from time to time Yesterday morning Jim Hawes went to Chief Connolly and atked him to arrest John explaining that was im- plicated in the freight department, ordered out yesterdaj morning I have hod chince a man could desire to run awa> and I havo moved one inch Be ng guilty of no crime, I had no reason for Irving to escape." JTORAHJbK WADE fcKV Beconso aded to Bnttertrortli Contention "WASHINGTON February 7 the bal- lot-box investigation Mr Buttom urth was called to the stand and said he ki ew nothing about the contract He also said that in justice to himself and enior Ft rak r he TV aiiU d to make to the qne-.tnn asked him by i Air Turner to w uother there fnc- murder of the family, and certain developments had transp-red that warranted his apprehen- Sxon Chief Connolly refused to arrest him without some authority from the onicials in Birmingham then telegraphed to Birmingham, and about noon a watch came to Chief C n nollj from Snenff b nith asking thai- Wjlj be arrested if in the citj Detectives Cason and Green were put or the case, and they learned that AVyleywas just taking out a freight train on the Western road, where he holds a position freight conductor The-v went to the Yards, and the tram was juat pulling o-it for Opt lika Thej boarded the cab and role to the point where wa i u b IN f> hoa-d the train Detects e C ison stopped off the cab and ted the object of tne arrest and quiet y turned Ins bills to another man and submittc 1 to the ar-est "I am ready to ivitn j said lie "and there need be no expense f r a requisition, f r I will to Birmingham alone, if they is ant me there He was earned to the stitionhouso and loc ed up in the canbui s ofiiee and a guard p'aced over Jum lint was -bout J 30 o clock, and m a short time two dispatches n reived 0110 fiom Sheriff J S Smith who had gone to Montgomery tomterrept him, ani inVthcriromDonutj Sheriff T b Smitli of Birmingham both thai bo held l they coul I aime Chief UunollyduiutPheaa DC puty ShenT Hem! of mi u fi at Birnmgham .bat Snenff Smith "ll bill i 7s V, uldcJino after the pns i er fiom gomerj armed wi h a 1 the iit- apers to ytrnr diniu r an 1 ome bick this afternoon tho home and it was all dark I want to see jou The -t-wobiotheii shade hands and as Mr steppng nto the wheel which turned him out r f j ul his brother 1 Jm> wait a minute Ivisb me we t t 1 other SUM owe were chi) iren and s ud our thcr at mother s knee 11 o two men embrace 1 an 1 then Mi Tim Hawes walked out of the Tail d >or, 111 1 the nun who has been sentenced to hang on the 2Slh went bid to h s cell As Jim came aw iy from tho ul lus Bwtllcn redojcs and 3 is face s saying "Dick, I ha-v e HOT ergone back on yon You nave gone back on jourself Who don't you open your mouth and toll us did that ork Instaiitlj Dick Hanes dropped his brother's iiand, and stepping bade bald. a clean breast of it Dick, and jour brother here He has been good to j ou know he has been good to me said the condemned man Ho raised me from my boj hood clothed me and he fed me, and then he sent me to school he passed wood on a "Western and Atlantic engine at a dollar and a quarter a day and fed and clothed and schooled me out of that But before God I do not know anything about it Well, Dick, I must said his brother Then Sheriff Smith opened the cell door and let the prisoner out For the first time m moie than a year there -svos nothing between the two brothers Dick raised his arms, with his hands extended, and rushed toward his brother Mr Jim Hawes opened liis arms and in ajsecond the brothers were locked in each other's arms Then Dick Hawes's head fell upon his broth- er's shoulder The brother dropped his head upon the pris- oner's shoulder, and in a second their sobs were heard all over the jail Sheriff Smith feurned his back upon the pic- ture He bit bis lip, swallowed his tongue and walked away, but the tears could not be kept For five minutes the two strong, stout men cried like children, then the prisoner shov ed that he h d been i eej ing and natui illi a coMiersatKii ensued liinllj, he ted all that had pissel and spoko of tho prob hie ilsit later ill tho day Mjout h-Mf past hie ho re uriic cl to the jail in 1 at the door Shciiff famuli standing Dick has boon asking for jo i 'he said Mr Hawes i a. sed i i and for three or four boms ho remained m in! Then about iimo o clock ho an 1 Sheriff Smith came out together It icermred 11 y coiitaot with criminal work to soo that thoj nnie both somewhat exorcised about something Naturally that something was the II lies and following them I found that the union depot was their objective point Tl cie Sheriff Smith asked When does the Montgomcrj tram leave'" He receiied the mfosmation and tho two mcnsoiaratel Then Mr Jim Hawes was'ap- proachecl and after laying down the law of secrecj he said Dick has toul the whole thing He didn t kill I2mma and the children, thank God Then n ho did kill them he w as askea Mr Han es hesitated a minute and then said "I neicr did believe that Dick killed cm but I alii ays did believe that he knew all about ho know who did so, and that maj be ho had a hand in it But, thank God he didn t haie a hand in it further than know ing who did do it And who did do it then" he was asked John Wiley Mr Han es paused a second and then re- sumed John Wyly killed them, Dick says, and he says W ily did it for Where is Wylej 9 In Atlanta or Montgomery He is now on the Vtlantaand West Point road and may be at either place But Sheriff Smith has sent telegrams to both places to e him arrested, and I guess he is almost m hock now "What does Dick 'He says that he paid John Wyly two hun- dred dollars to put Emma and the two girls out of the way, and that he did it Mr Hawes then recited his return to the jail When be went in with Sheriff Smith, Dick Hawes was pacmg his cell floor restlessly waiting for them Oh, he said, "you are here "Yes, Dick What do you want? Any- "Only to see you Then tho three men began talfcmg For some time they discussed the crime, Hawes all along denying all knowledge of it Finally, among other things, Mr Jim Hawes said "Dick, suppose twenty years from now Wil- lie comes to me and says 'Uncle Jim, night mama and sister May and sister Irene Trere killed papa brought me to yon Then papa was hung, and now I want to know who killed them. You certainly know' What will I "My God, Dick, don't dnYe me and Then I went to i xnny Brj int 3 home, ai.d tnat was daik, too Whatdil Fanny Bryant e to do with it" asked tho bTieriiT I don t know said Haw es 1 Then I got on thu train and went to Colum bus and got marr ed and that a all I know 'But Dick 'sail Mr Hawc- what about your being on that diimmj with May0 'So help me Gtd Iwa.siit here D ck is, th s tho truth? Jim Hawes Jim, I expect to hang and if that rope w as around my neck now I 1 s iy it w as the truth Who holpe 1 Tolm V> ly t" 1 Befuro God I doii c know That was all Hawes knew, and upon it tele gioms wcie sent to Atlanta for Wjly b arrest and it is now known hero that he has been and will be brougnt to B tomorrow Ihe confession has been guarded fully here, and only a few know L t it at all Jvo one knows the full text as Mr Hawes and Sheciff Smith would not talk much, and are now out of tow n So again TKF leads all others m the Hawes tragodj It is the onlj paper printing the confession as it dropped from Haw es's lips last night The confession has a two-fold appearance here to those who an inkling Some e it true Others think Hawes is talking to secure a longer lease on life He is to be hung on the 28th and if he goes who is there hereto testify against Wjly Won t the commute his sentence so that he maj go before the grand jury to secure a true bill Wyly? Then won t Ins life be prolonged and his idence gn en in com t 9 Or the let him hang and have his statement taken as the statement of a man in the presence of death? From the inception of the case there have been many who thought Wjly knew some- thing, but he has persistently denied tlung While ho was here in jail he and Hawes had many quarrels, and today abuses him terribly I have known Wyly a long time and apart from the color of the eyes and hair and beard he and Hawes are very much alike Five pounds would er the difference in their weight, and a half inch in their height Fire weeks ago I saw Wyly with his wife and child, a beautiful, bright girl of six years They were on the corner of Calhoun and Houston, and he said "I declare I don't know what I shall do Everywhere I go to get work they ask me about that Hawes trouble As true as there to cairy the i risoiic- to B am niemoticii iiitLior and onli expicssed himself as b ing SUM r e 1 t' at hcbiouhlbe arrested agl n on the same old TVYLY T VI IvS "Whv said Wi tl is is tho fourth mo I ha t i tonaiits-tc I n th it Hi-nes ma'tcr Tu eel i as a re c J 111 detailed at tho s atioi ho ise the Ij Iho thii 1 ti n" I n is carrie 1 to B nmngham ai d kciu in j nl f jr ah ut two riont1 s after nhch I ins reh ased em m J oil n reoopiiyaaee, and n turned to Ulanta Ihej toll mo to cone back and attend the Seji ember of the sui enor court ind I neat The ease 11 as no! pressed ind I came hark to At anta, feeling tnat I i dene 11 ith the case once for all WI at about this know the ac- cusation 'Oh of course Tim Iianos came and told me of the charge that I had been accused of being the murderer of Dick Hanes s nife ai d children Th s is the tun" I been aircstcd an I I am reali anei wi ling to at uiv moment to Birmi ijiam I want a tnor- ough mi Cs' g i 101 in 1 a s, cccli trial J ust as so n as I CL-II witnesses Urt thcr I mil ho ab'e to disiroie anj charges that Dick Hi les maj haic made or may ma o hj wl tn I iias there m jail li frc incntli re mirkod to mo tli-t I mine int was the guilty party I am hirJlj sirpnstd at his trimg to implicate tion be o ten himself ami r-orakcr Jrfo did not want it to be un lerstood that tlioy were on. tormfa of aftY' tion en learment during tho C3ihpaJ.ni Thev hadtnticu-e 1 e ieh other and litre not on such ifn tiona e terms Ob to be in constant rrmirau iu it mi i ith oath other As to the liicago comention that was a matter befrn ecn bnerman an 1 Toraker This remaik 1 t iraker for, nsii _; in his he extla o 1 So far at. tho Cheapo rrmeiitioii is cer led I aji prepared to meet v hat T body mi> sa> with the aid of a. few letters I e. I no not propose to be aspersed or any- v nerc oK about C U i I 1 ai e hear I all I wmt to hear of it hero an in Ohic Ry the men in the republu-an p irtj at the Chicago com enuou I can i. f it( s ai j man f in m ke n 1 I I o 1 card this thing for tlu list t me u t a it anting it I oue no ap t am b ej t uiv- st if m tli it I li n i t in h c.tfeu icd. ni-v-tlt ji-t bo mentioiM 1 t 111 c Ji neetion the f nr Tile House Trlnsa-ts I f t It Hei-Mires 1 n 7 rajer this morning the sj i1 r s i e 1 III t th J >iir- nal c'erk had hern in re am a new eodo of rules for pub! t it e n ai 1 tl at c iise- que itlj the journ il tf itstcidij sjr oc hugs was not readj to 1 I fit 1 homas- r a t t p fl e y hai not h on burned at all and thcj appeared te. bo o ilmly sleeping thtm hi I die 1 from snlTeaton bevc ial of the n on n I o hael vol- nntten d for the nork f I. sc MI lie re mil Ic Slot hi handling the him c 1 Indies, and were oh] to come to thej surf i e 1 lie list of the se n no lost their lues hi tha oxplejsioh IS ce nstai tli li re isn One hun- dre 1 an 1 seicntv haie ih is fir been taken fr nn the p t an 1 it Is U lieieel thlt tha total number killed mil reach one hundred and ninety ___ MKS I> VMS Kl OL She Ix-f tors by Mr Oniift to AbSiftt Her in r V.ork RICHMOND Fcbru ir> 7 St-ate pub ishes a li tl-er fr m Mrs, Jefferson d 1 oir 'Iiss.Peb- ruarv 1st m w h ch si f s in r fr-rerirt to tho biotrranby being ftron ire 1 f r latr husband In order ntaki the I k IR c in; te ax i .1 if tir fnwn -words I fhall 1 it aK a n tl i t 1 1 IK- fnr- nishfdwith cuiies if anv Ir nr hiis- baml relating to an> j it In t >c tliut Uis MUT- ble 1 shall IMJ pre-itlj rprolltrti us hunt on am viving fri j ln Fanz Has Keen found CnirtGO Febrnarj 7 V or ial from Fort Ind Maj a-shingtoa from there It is that the deport- mentof justice waits tcstinony t ilete the report to be furm-shcd the senate Trie Sun's Cotton Itevieiv M-w TOP.K Jrcliruary --I-iimns rul-ancea irliteeu to twentj p' on this re cl minR a net rise of sixtajcn towjitnuin pointa em this and six to ten tie am after icry Bnirited six. illation in n-huh thj bnUn were vlctora. Owmz fi a decided in I Ivortxjol and New firm douthem Fpot mark! t the rise in upon here heavy linjinir I v the irtli anel ron- siderable coienns liv the lexsil aborts as well aa Mine foreif-n bujms tli tne Greeks wild. Cotton on spot wan thrce_-iite-er'th centu higher. HiotoQB in OFOO.TO, Febmarj 1 in this city todaj made a demonstration in fa i or of tha poet Anthero Quental, president of tha Northern Patnotic league Ti-cy became notous, and smashed the windows of the Ksut- mg social club because it bod exrxlied Englishmen belonging to it and had a limited others Progressive and republican Portugal continue to violentlj t-ngland. Claason 3IaUe8 His Bond. NEW YOKK, February 7 -The thirtr thou- sand dollars bail necessan to release I ettr K.. and builder and Bernard Cohn, real estate deaicr Staffe Kobbery in Arizona. FLOBITTCE Anz Eebruary 7 down staze to Casagrande vesterday niominK, was hehi np by a mWked Mfrcan about twelve mles from Florence The Fargo ex- press box iras taken. It is not knorn how much was secured The maib, not turoed. A posse has been for suit It aiay General- H Jjebruary 7 stnke at theXashna compinv's worka has assumed serious proportions The weavers and spinners both held meeting deeded kera anumnt of pressing buaaess m ;

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