Account of the Haymarket Riot.
About 5 o'clock a bald-headed, light-complexioned German, about 45 years old, named George Engel, was brought to the station by an excited number of police. They had arrested the man at No. 286 Milwaukee avenue, and brought with him a queer-shaped portable furnace, made of galvanized iron. The police were all puzzled to find for what use the furnace had been constructed, and the prisoner claimed he knew nothing about it. He said he was a painter, and he thought some tinsmith had put the queerly-constructed furnace in his house for a joke. Engel is one of the leaders of the socialists, and has been concerned in the production of the revolutionary sheet called The Anarchist. He was locked up at the armory station. . . .
George Engel, of No. 286 Milwaukee avenue, in whose house was found the mysterious contrivance resembling a plumber's furnace, was released from custody last night. He explained to Supt. Ebersold that about six months ago, while he was absent from home, a stranger left the thing with his wife, saying that it was a machine for the manufacture of dynamite and that he would call for it in a few days. The stranger never appeared to claim his property, and yesterday, in view of the present troubles, Engle went to the West Chicago avenue station and asked the officers to take the queer-looking device away. It was conveyed to the Central station, where it still remains. Supt. Ebersold said that while Engel had socialistic tendencies he was not an anarchist, and as there was really nothing to be brought against him he was allowed to go home. . . .