A Winthrop special to the Dispatch says that excitement over the disappearance of Owen Slavin, the murderer of John Sweeny, still runs high. Slavin had been indicted by the grand jury on a charge of assault with intent to kill and gave bail in the sum of $2,000. When his victim finally died, Slavin suddenly disappeared, evidently not caring to face a trial for murder.

New Ulm (Minnesota) Review, July 14, 1897.