[...] The Biddulph Tragedy opened up afresh.

A Fall and Startling Confession of the Bloody Assassination.

James Feheely Tells What He Saw on the Dark Night.


whereby the Committee should visit the Donnelly homestead on the night in question, take Tom and the old man out, hang them up, and otherwise torture them until a full confession was made of all the crimes for which it was held they were guilty. Then on their own testimony they could be sent to the Penitentiary or otherwise disposed of. It was not exactly intended to kill them, although it was understood that the limit of their proceedings should be as near the dissolution point as possible. Thus organized they sent James Feheely out to [cafi?] at the Donnellys' House, and, under the guise of friendship ascertain whom the Committee need expect to meet. This, he says, he was made to do much against his will. [...]

Stung by the injuries he had received at the hands of Carroll, affected by the death of his father, and prompted by the troubled state of his sisters, James Feheely made


to several competent witnesses in Lucan, prior to his departure to Michigan.

Source: Unknown, "The Biddulph Tragedy Opened Up Afresh," London Free Press, May 21, 1881.

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