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Newspaper Articles On The Sinking Of The Yacht "Idler"

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September 29th 1900

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WAVES GIVE UP THEIR DEAD.

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Remains of the Last Idler Victim Washed Ashore at Willoughby.

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Body Was Discovered by Fishermen and Relatives Notified.

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   At 6 o'clock Friday morning John Campbell, a fisherman, discovered the body of a woman floating in the lake near the beach, three miles west of Willoughby. He summoned assistance and the corpse was brought ashore. Later it proved to be that of Miss Jane Corrigan. The body was badly decomposed.

    James Corrigan Jr., brother of the girl, and Frank Rieley, a son-in-law of Capt. James Corrigan, identified the body as that of Jane corrigan. The identifiction was established by the brown skirt and tan shoes and a portion of a link cuff button. The remains were taken to Willoughby by the orders of coroner Phillips of Painesville and it was there that it was viewed by Mr. corrigan and Mr. Rieley. It was later placed in a vault and will be brought to Cleveland later in the day. One arm is missing.

     Miss Jane Corrigan was one of the six members of the families of Capt. James Corrigan and his brother, John Corrigan, who met death in the disaster to the yacht Idler on the afternoon of July 7.

    The body of Miss Jane Corrigan is the last missing one to be recovered.

    Last evening the body was taken to Harris' undertaking rooms in this city, where they were viewed by deputy Coroner West. They will probably be placed in a vault at Woodland Cemetery today.

    When the yacht went down Miss. Jane Corrigan is thought to have had suspended about her neck a small chamois skin bag, containing a number of unset jewels valued at something over $1,000. The bag was not found on the body yesterday. It may be that the cord was rotted by the water or that they were stolen or lost in the struggle she made for her life.

    The fisherman who found the body will be rewarded. It is estimated that Capt. Corrigan has spent a small fortune in his search for his loved ones.  

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October 10th 1900

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CORRIGAN FAMILY BURIED

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One Grave Filled in Lake View -
Funeral Services of Idler Victims Held Yesterday.

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   In one large grave the bodies of Mrs. James Corrigan, Ida and Jane Corrigan, Mrs. Charles Rieley and Baby Rieley, victims of the Idler disaster last July, were laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. In a single grave near the large one, Miss Mable Hall, a niece of Mr. James and John Corrigan, who died on Sept. 8, was also buried. Miss Hall was visiting the Corrigans at the time of her death. The bodies of the Corrigan women had been placed in a vault at Lake View from time to time awaiting until all the bodies could be recovered, in order that  the burial service could be held over all the remains at the same time.

   The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Sprecher of the Euclid Avenue Presbyterian church, at Lake View cemetery, and were very impressive. Nearly 2,000 people were present.

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October 12th 1900

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THE IDLER DISASTER.

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United States Grand Jury Considering Evidence Against Holmes

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     Capt. James Corrigan, owner of the yacht Idler, testified before the United States grand jury yesterday regarding the disaster to the yacht.

      The jury is considering the evidence against Capt. Holmes, with the view of determining whether or not he was responsible for the accident.  

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October 13th 1900

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CAPT. HOLMES INDICTED.

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The Master of the Ill Fated Yacht Idler is Held for Manslaughter.

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     July in the United States circuit court returned an indictment Friday charging Capt. Holmes of the yacht Idler with manslaughter. The yacht went down in Lake Erie fifteen miles off this port on July 7 and caused the death of five women and a child.

     Capt. Holmes will be tried under a special statute in the United States circuit court the coming session.

Picture of Capt. Holmes

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October 17th 1900

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SAID HE WAS NOT GUILTY.

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Plea of Capt. Holmes of the Yacht Idler.

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     Capt. Holmes, late master of the Idler, pleaded not guilty in the United States circuit court Tuesday to the charge of manslaughter, and upon furnishing a new bond in the sum of $1,000 was released pending trial. The bond was signed by Ernest M. Shay.

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Newspaper Articles On The Sinking Of The Yacht "Idler"

July 8th   July 9th   July 10th   July 11th   July 12th   July 13th   July 16th   July 17th   July 19th   July 20th  

July 21st to August 2nd 1900       September 29th to October 17th 1900

Court Case of Captain Holmes

 

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