Diligent Search Being Made for Evidence.
NUMBER OF HOUSES VISITED BY THE AUTHORITIES.
Finding of a Gun at Thos Quigley's.
UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES.
A STRANGE FEATURE
A peculiar fact in connnection with the Donnellys is that some of their best friends are Orangemen. Several members of that Order have assisted them through many of their troubles and went security for them whenever it was required. A large number of those present at the funeral were Orangemen, and after it was over three men prominent among them, viz: Wm. Hodgins, Francis Dagg and Issac Hodgins, came to Pat and Wm. Donnelly and offered to advance them money to the extent of $3,000 if they required it.
[...] DETECTIVES HARD AT WORK.
Lucan, February 9. — The detectives were out in all directions to-day, and succeeded in capturing three or four revolvers and three guns, but it is supposed that these do not bear very heavily against the prisoners. Of course they were all found at the residences of those members of the Vigilance Committee who are charged with the
MURDER OF THE DONNELLYS,
and the same kind of shot as that with which John Donnelly was killed was found at the house of a man named Thos. Quigley, on the 6th concession of Biddulph. This man at first told the police he had no gun in the house, but when he was told they would have to search for one he produced it from the head of his bed. He said the gun belonged to a man McLaughlin, brother of the prisoner of that name, and that he had preserved it to shoot woodpeckers and squirrels. This man's son John, about thirty years of age, replied that he was a member of Vigilance Committee, but disowned any knowledge of wrong doing on their part. He did not know, he said, they had an anteroom at the hall where resolutions were proposed
BEFORE BEING SUBMITTED
to the larger meeting and in fact he pretended to know very little about the matter, but the detectives took very little stock in him. [...]