Jerry Doyle was a reporter for Common Sense. He had a close trimmed ginger beard and an accent which was part Irish and part New Englander. He and his partner Michael Shaughnessy approached Thomas Bushell at the Ribblesdale House in Charleroi, for the purpose of asking infuriating questions. When Bushell said that he was on the trail of the well known art collector Joseph Kilbride, Doyle asked if Bushell suspected Kilbride of hanging the stolen Two Georges in his parlor. Bushell replied "Strangers things have happened," noncommittally. Doyle and Shaughnessy later encountered Bushell at other locales in Charleroi, with no better results. They also had an encounter in Boston, Common Sense's home town. Doyle needled Bushell weakly following the death of Kilbride.