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VOL. XLm. NO 264.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST. 26. 1895.
PBI03 TUBES CC3T3.
Connected Story by Holmes of
HOW SHE MURDERED HER SISTER,
A Alleged by the I'lirnamenal Rawnl. and
How lie Covered t'p.the Crime Ingenious
Explanation of the Pratna of Dim
Hardware In the "Castle" Store A Little
Job of Rascality He Advlaed Minnie to
Jo Into, anil .She Went.
New York, Auk. an A signed stnto
Hu nt writU-n liy II. II. Holmi-s In the
Miiyamrn.sing prison at Philadelphia, and
OTtUl.t tii by hi lawyer, which jroes Into
nil the details of hU acquaintance with
M innlo William is jirintcd by a local
JMIH-r. Holtnm writes that ho first met
Minnie Williams at un intclilgcncu otfice
kept by ono OiiiipUll, on IK-arljum street,
Chicago, in January, 1U3. and employed
hiT a a Ktononiplii r. ."She waft installed
inhisoffit-a in the buildinft which lias be
conio known us '-Holmes' ca.stle(" and
from March to May of that year occupied
mom in the biiililin, adjoining tlic oilicc.
Occasionally uu-al.-i wore served in the
ImildinK. and if nny boms were found in
the Htove then- Holmes writes that it will
In- found liy microscopic examination that
they am the remains of tuch meals.
Financial Itelatious with Minnie.
lie continues: "Certain It is that no hu
man being was ever cremated there during
my occupancy of the room, my own ex
jrtTii nce, years uo, lH'iug quite sufficient
to show mc the danger of such proceedings
on account of tlie uwful odor, if 1 hud no
other motive to deter mo from such a
course." Holmes say that in April Min
nie Wliliauis, knowing him to be in need
of money, (rave him a draft for VO, tho
proei-eils of tin- sale of real estate she had
held in Texas, and asked him to use it un
til she should need it. In order that bho
should be protected he transferred to her
by warranty deed a house and lot at Wil
iiietUi, Ills., valued at JT.WM. The money
wus re turned to her in May, 1KM, being
paid by Isaac K. Hitt & Co., of Chicago,
fchowa His Innate Itiwcallty.
Hhe desired to convert her southern
property Into cash or Improved northern
probity, and he advised her to execute a
worthless deed (by having some ono other
than herself si-ru same) to a fictitious per
son, und offer the proerty for sale at a
very low cash tltruro, und yenrs later to de
inanil nn additional sum in exchange for a
clear title. This was done, Clarence A.
I'hlllipfi forging the name of Alexander K.
Ilond upon the dm-d so made, which deeds
are still in existence. About this time,
Holmes narrates. Miss Williams was taken
111 anil wus removed to tho Presbyterian
hospital, near the Clylmurno avenue car
limits, being enrolled as Mrs. 'Williams, as
her ailment wits such that It was prudent
for her to puss as a married woman, site
having, according to Holmes, been bi
tniyetl by a prominent Boston business
Thought He Would Never Come.
When she grew liottcr and returned to
his house her sister,' Nannie Williams,
came from Texas to visit her. Heturnlng
one evening early in July from a day in
the city ho was grecti'd by a cry from Min-!
lile Williams in the parlor: "Is that you
My inl, I thought you would never eomc.
Nannie Is dead.'' Hur was seated upon the
11 T, holding her sister's head In her arms,
rocking buck anil forth and nioaiiin-r.
much as a mother would over a child. He
found that Nannie Williams had Wn
dead for hours, nnd laid her imdy upon the
lil In his own room, finding no mark of
violence but a slight discoloration on one
of her temples. Annnling to the story
written by Holmes Minnie Williams hod
Iweil away the preceding night, ami he.
Holmes, hud also lieen unexpectedly de
tained by business all night. When Min
nie Williams tvturn.il that morning she
noticed that his bed hud not liecu oixupi.il
during the night.
SHE II All MCItllKltKD HER SISTER,
Am Alleged by Holmes, In a Fit of Jeal
ousy Over IliliMclf.
This Ls what Holmes writes next : "Anil
with only this one thought in her disor
dered mind had rushetl Into the uUjolnlng
room, where her sister then sat, nnd in n
voice, which only the very few who have
been intimately acquainted with Miss
Wllllnius can appreciate or understand the
the tragedy of, luul said: 'You devil.
You have stolen my husband from nie.'
At tlx same time she had struck her sister
with a small foot-stixu causing her to full
to the lloor, where, with hardly a struggle,
she hud inised to breuthe." At llret Min
nie thought her sisUT luul only fiUut.il
and tried to revive her. but finding her ef
forts useless, had reiuutiied in the position
lu which ho found her. Then etime the
question of what to do.
Holmes story of what was done follows:
"We clot hud Nannie In a light dress she
hud 1 1 kul to wear, and taking a large
tnink she hud brought with her from
Texas I placed her therein. I went to a
livery stable and obtained a covered con
veyance, and upon my return I engaged a
man to accompany me to tho house and
help tne place the trunk In tho carriage.
I then drove to the lake side and waited
until nlght.had fallen, thus appearing to
parties notlctng me. if any, that I was
awaiting the return of some belated boat
ing party. Then I procured a boat at
some distance and took it near my waiting
plueu, and later with considerable trouble
I placed the trunk In the craft and pro
ceeded about one mile from the shore. .
"There in the darkness pnsscd beyond
the sight of this world into the ever-grasping
depts of Lake Michigan ail that was
mortal of this beautiful Christian girl.
Coming toward the shore I thought it wise
to depot.it the trunk upon another and re
mote portion of the beach. I did this, and
after returning tho boat drove away, and
later came bock for the trunk. The house
keeping was broken up, and very shortly
thereafter Mr. Hatch took Minnie Will
iams to Milwaukee, where she remained In
a private institution until laterin the sum
mer. Tho cause that produced her un
sound mental condition had then been re
moved. "We kept Nannie's things several weeks .
until 1 could obtain time to dispose of
them, when I assorted rami of tpem mt I
save tutni to ilttul. tellins him. Uuit the
were some that Miss WilHams bad sent to
his children. All the others were burned
in the large stove in the thin! story office,
and this I plainly told the Philadelphia
authorities in the fall of 1VJ1, and all the
subsequent excitement occurred as a direct
result of a visit made there by their repre
sentative In verification of my statement
'Another trunk containing pictures ana
books was not taken from the express com
pany, owing to a mistake in charges,
though Miss Williams supjiosed this had
also boon disposed of. and tills wns the one
later retunuil to Kurt Worth. The last I
ever saw of Miss Williams was In Detroit
last full, and my tx-llef Is th.it she is still
alive and well."
ATTEMPT ON A ROTHSCHILD.
Receives an Infernal Machine and His Sec
retary la I bully Hurt.
PARIS, Aug. :(. A serious attempt has
been made upon Huron Alphonsc de Koths
chlld. A large and heavy envelope was re
ceived at the bank Saturday addressed to
the baron and was opened by M. Judko
witz, the confidential clerk of the well
known bunker. Just us the clerk opened
the envelope it explmlid with jnvat force,
wounding his risht eye and blowing oil
some of his Unin-rs. The police wen- hasti
ly summoned uud nu invi-stigation
wus iuuuedintely commenced. The
remains oi the strange envelope were
pickul up nnd examined with the result
that the Mlice officers expressed the opin
ion that tho envelos- wus nothing mora
than on infernal machine.
It. consisted of pieces of cnrdlionrd
tightly hound together, nnd was quite
bulky. Hut there w;u nothing strange in
its appearance, us peculiarly constructed
puckiurcs of similar appearance are fre
quently received at banks and am found to
contain money or securities, or valuaMe
baiters of various descriptions. The ciird
Ijounl envelope of this package, it is pnv
sumiid, contained fulminuto of mercury
so arranged that when the outer covering
was torn ix-n nn explosion occurred. The
surgeons hoie to save the injured eye of
the clerk. His clotliing wus riddled nnd
his lxxly bruised in several plives. M.
liirard, director of the municipal luhoru
tory, has made a fuc simile of the envelope,
which will bo sent to all post and stump
offices in tho endeavor to truce the sender.
THE BULL FIGHT CAME OFF.
Two liny of the llarharon Spurt at (Hllett,
Coin. Promoters Arrested nnd Fined.
CHII'FLK C'KEF.k. Aug. -15. Another bull
was kill.il in the arena atGillctt yesterday
l the prtHcneu of S,i people. The first
bull turned into the arena wus nn exciitl
ingly tame animal even after the darts
wen- in him. He refused to fight, and the
multitude cried for a new animal. Ari
zona ( 'hurley uppcnnil to be equally dis-gusti-d.
The next animal made a light for
his life, but its fight wus quickly over.
Chireto, the "king of the arena," made
two stabs ut the animal and left it prac
tically dead, but the Mexicans with tho
red cloaks teased the creature and made
him durt at the men. One came wit hin an
ace of losing his life.
In the light Saturday tho bull wus game
from the start and did his N-st to d!s;mtch
some of his tormentors. But after l lng
worked up into a nige in the usual man
ner Jose Morerou, the toreador, after two
attempts drove his rapier into the bull's
spine and he was dead. All tho promoters
of the light were urrested at the close Sat
urday and all lined. They paid their fines
and went on with tho sport yesterday.
SCHOONER AND STEAMER COLLIDE.
Seven IawenKers on the Latter Serioaali
Injure.!, Five of Whom WiO Die.
Toledo, O., Aug. 30. The passenger
bteamcr City of Toledo, crowded with
passengers, was run intn by the schoonei
Magdalene Howling, In tho channel just
off Prcsquo Isle, and fifty feet of the
steamer's uppor works torn away. Aftel
the collision It was found that seven per
sons had been seriously Injured and fifty
more or less hurt. Tho following
were tho worst Injured: Mrs. John
Sanderson, Miss Annio Zimmerman,
Miss Ji-ssfu Jackson, Miss Grace Garwood
and Miss Nellie GurwooiL nil of Ada, O.,
fatally hurt; Mrs. Johu E. Miller and
James Pcaring, of Bucyrus, 0., badly
AH SIN CONCLUDES TO CLIM3 DOWN.
Foreign Nations Interested Have Their
Way lu the Outrage Investigation.
New Yokx, Aug. as. The World print!
the following table from Koo Chow, China:
"Firmness hits brought tho Chinese to
terms. Foreigners are now present at the
trials of natives implicated in the attack
upon missionaries. The Chinese officials
afford every facility to the foreign commis
sioners of inquiry. Six of the Chinese who
had a hand in the massacre at Uwasanrj
have been convicted of murder."
Raring Experiment Not a Success.
Chicaoo, Aug. i. Tho North
western Breeders' association has closed
its meeting at Washington park course
out of pocket 12.0u, tho result of nn ex
periment a horse racing without 1 totting.
The loss averages f.'.oura day, and but one
day of thesis was there a paying attend
ance the day of the Patchen-Gentry race.
Murderer of l'nwrn Killed.
Gbaxd Hapips, Aug. John Smalley
was killed by deputy sheriffs while resist
ing arrest at McBuin, Missaukee county.
Hu is one of the murderers of Detective
Powers here last Thursday night, and is
believed to be one of the Chicago and West
Michigan train robbers.
Success of a Bold Forger.
IXDIASAPOLis, Aug. St. A foraer, bare
headed and in his shirt sleeves, professing '
to bo a clerk, caught the Indianapolis
Brewing company on a forged check lot
frio to which Colonel Ell Lilly's name was
fraudulently signed. Soon afterward the
same fellow swindled the LJeber Brewing
company out of a similar amount by
making free with the name of Otto Steele
han. The city ls overrun with the most
daring gang of scoundrels noted for years
Burglaries are daily reported.
Roby Arena Is So Mar .
Chicago, Aug. 35. Only a mass oi
blackened timbers and ashes marks the
s'.te of the arena of the Columbian Athletic
club at Koby, Ind. The structure was de
stroyed by fire last night. Loss, X,uuu,
The Aeql'8, only luc a week.
POLITICS IX COURT
May Be the Sequel of Quay's
Fight for Control.
VERY WARM WEATHER PREDICTED.
In the Latitude and Loiuritnde or the Penn
sylvania RepabUcaa Convention Wednes
day Hardin in Kentwkyls Supported
by a Con fere nee of Candidates Currency
Juration To Be Dropped Letter from
V. Debs Read at a Populist Meeting;.
Harrisbcrg, Aug. 86. Chairman Gllke
son, of the Republican statu committee,
has made up the roll of delegates to the
coming state convention, which will meet
on Wednesday next. Among the changes
made is that Bradford county is allowed
but three delegates by Gilkeson, instead of
four as claimed, and the First district of
Berks county gets , but two, instead of
three. The list as Issued does not indicate
who will be dropped in the counties. II.
T. Northrupp is seated in Wyoming in
stead of H. W. Bardwcll. All the Hast
ings men are listed from the First and
Fifthdistrlcts Philadelphia, whero there
Contest May Co Into the Courts.
It now scums probulile that the, contest
for the cluiirnuinship of the state commit
tee will be carried into the courts in tho
form of an action on Is half of Quay to
compel Gilkeson to surrender the books
and papers of the coaimittce. The mem
bers of that lxidy will hold a meeting to
day at which a resolution will bo adopted
requesting Gilkeson to attend nnd assist
In the preparation of the roll of delegates.
He will 'almost certainly refuse and then
it is proposed that the committee elect
Thomas V. Cooper, of Delaware county,
temporary chairman. Legal steps will
then lie taken to compel Gilkeson to sur
render the books and nn auditing commit
tee will be appointed to examine his ac
counts. Exciting Scenes Are Exported.
This programme will probably be carried
aut with'jut opposition, as it is the policy
of the Hastings people to ignore any action
the state conuuittce may take. The city is
rapidly filling up with politicians from ev
ery port of the state, who hnve come to
toko part in or to witness the exciting
scenes that arc cxpcetnl to Uikc place when
the convention assembles. There are also
present a number of the member of the
state committee, who are here to attend
today's session of that In sly.
Result of the FiKht in Doubt.
Congressman "Jack" Robinson, of Del
aware county, h.us licen sclix-tcd by the
Quay people as their candidate for tem
porary chairman of the convention. Tho
Hastings people have not yet announced
who they will put up for ;e place if, in
deed, they have divided. '1 he result of tl.n
contest for the state chairmanship is still
in doubt. Both sides claim they will win,
but neither faction Is willing to make puli
lic tho figures upon which they bote their
SIARDIX COM EH Ot'T AHEAD.
Democratic Ci nil I. Into for Governor of Ken
tucky Stands by Hie Silver t.uns.
IiOCIsvilXE, Aug. as. A conference of
lolling Democrats of the state met here at
the state headquarters Ix'hlnd closed doors.
General Hardin and all of the other Can
didas 1 on the Democratic ticket were
present at the conference. Hardin made a
speech full of vigor. Ho did not recede
one till a from the position he has taken
on the llnnuciul question. He contended
that he wus standing on the platform, anil
was not in conflict with his party. He said
he would submit toacaucusof theparty.but
hcwotdil not yield to dictation. He asserted
his ability to construe the platform, nnd
said he abided by Ills utterances which had
been publishnl. and hud nothing to retract
or molify. When ho closed there was
warm applause from tho free silver men
All of the candidates with the exception
of TyliT, candidate for lieutenant-governor,
agr-vd to stand by Hardin in his con
struction of the platform. Tyler an
nounced his purpose of continuing to
speak for "so-.uiil money," no mutter what
the utterances of the head of tho ticket
might bo on the currency question. A
committ'i) of live, consisting of three sil
ver men and two gold men, wus uppoint4d
to draft an nddress to the Di-mocratio
voters of the state. The voter will bo
called upon to support Hardin as well as
tho remainder of the ticket. The address
will also urge Democruts to drop the cur
rOLITICAL LETTER FROM DEBS.
Read at a Populist Meeting Where Coxey
' - W' the C liief Speaker.
CHICAGO, Aug. 20. "General'' Coxey,
Populist candidate for governor of Ohio,
addressed a large assemblage at a Populist
picnic In the northwestern section of the
dry yesterday afternoon. Ho told those
present that he would be the next governor
of Ohio, anu would prolwbly lie the Popu
list candidate for president in 1896. A let
ter was read from Kugene V. Debs. It at
tacks In most vigorous manner all the do
ings of the old political parties, the present
national administration, etc.
. Debs says that to expect any change
from the old parties is idiocy. "Both, are
controlled by the money power and both
are equally debauched by its influence."
DPbs then refers to the present national
administration as "probably the most in
famous that has ever cursed the country."
He says that the "Democratic party, in
capable and corrupt, full of false profes
sions, detested and scorned throughout
the land, is as di-ad as a mummy and em
balmed in its own slime." He then states
that in one regard the Republican party is
superior to the Democratic, because it does
not hesitate to l.MIy champion every
measuro calculated to enlarge the power of
There is but one course open, he says, to
turn boldly to the People's party. It is
impossible to either cleanse or deodorize
the old parties. Debs then goes on to scar
ify the courts and abuses President Clcve
landin the most libelous manner. Ho
calls Judite Woods "Czar Woods."
Don't too know that Hood's Sar
sapariUa will overcome that tired
feeling and give you renewed vigor
BALTIMORE AND CLEVELAND.
The Two Leairne Clubs Which Are Flaying
for the l'ennant.
CHICAGO, Aug. i. Baltimore and Cleve
land are at present the only two League
base bull clubs which look like winners
of the pennant. They are first and sec
ond respectively, with tvfil and 63i per
centage respectively. None of the others
has tSOO. and Anson's "colts" have gauoped
down the toboggan to seventh place. The
standing is shown below:
Clubs. , Played. Won Lost.Cent.
Baltimore.!. K7 is 3 Mil
Cleveland lot iff ;g .es;
Pittsburg lit! ft 41
Boston 1-s SS 43
Philadelphia ti V, 44 jva
Brooklyn ! &" 4. U
Chicmtro HO Ml 47 '4j
Cincinnati !8 S3 45 .F44
New York U M 4U AW
Washington... t : r.l An
St. Louis HO 31 71 Mil
Louisville !1S 73 jcu
Following are the latest League scores:
At Brooklyn St. Louis 4, Brooklyn 18; at
Boston Pittsburg 8. B.ston 10; "at New
York Louisville 4, New York 8; at Wash
ington Chicago V, Washington S seven
innings: ut Baltimore Cincinnati 5, Bal
timore ut Philadelphia Cleveland 14,
Sir Knights In Danger.
MosTitK AL, Aug.Srt. An oil stove in tho
steamer Cultivtcur was overturned while
several hundred excursionists occupied
the steamer on nn excursion, among them
many Knight Templars from Chicago.
The flumes leaped to the celling and there
wus iminent danger when some knights
threw a lot of blunkets on the fire and
averted a serious disaster.
He Wrote a Pol it leal Song.
Philadelphia, Aug. so. Samuel
Josephs, who won distinction nt the last
Chicago Democratic convention as the
author of tho song "Four More Years of
Grovcr," is dyimr. Mr. Josephs is about
00 ywirs old and is suffering from cancer of
tho eye. He had nn umbition to hold a
political office, for the name of the thing,
an ambition that hu. never been gratified.
Two, Vessels Struck by Lightning.
ClIlCAwi, Aug '.15 The steamer John
Otis was struck by lightning in midluke,
and hud her funnel cutoff as smoothly as
if done in a shipyard. No one was injured.
Tho Goodrich line Ktcjxmcr City of Luding
ton, lying in nn Illinois Central slip, was
struck by tho lightning on the top of the
mainmast, and tike top of the spar wits cut
oil for live or six feet.
Got the Ohio Dlser.se lown ffere. Too.
New YoitK, Aug. dl. Advices from th
Heralds correspondent in Guayaquil,
Ecuador, says that the soldiers and citi
zens were so incensed and chaj.Tuv'd nt tin
defeat of the poveruiii"iit columns by Gen
eral Alfuru that determined threats of
lynching wer. made .gainst the beaten
Dig Tank of Water Collapses.
CriiBEKLAxn. Wis., Aug. $ The new
city water t.-u.k contuiiiing barn-Is
of water niount.il on a tower luu feet high
collups.il. Two tittle children were play
ing under the tank when it jrnvc way and
were swept several hundred feet, but not
Wisconsin Editors at Denver.
Desvek, Aiijr. JK. Seventy-two editors
from Wisconsin irrrivi-d in Denver, nnd
after Ix-lng hospitably entertained and
shown alsmt the city took a train for Salt
Lake City to attend a conference of west
ern editors this week.
Gen. Doo T:ikcs a Vacation.
WashixgT' X, Aujr. St. Assistant Secre
tary of War Doe, upon the arrivul of Sec
retary Lumont, left for the west on a va
cation. Doe has n.d fully recovered from
his recent Uluess.
rad.-rrwskt's Glory la Departing.
Losnos, Am. -.. Lady Colin Camp
bell's "Kaolin" reports that Padurcwski is
Weight and Height.
Tho weight nnd height of tho "per
fect man," according to a standard
adopted by tho leading life insurance
companies is as follows:
5 feet 1 15 3 f.vt 10 inches. . . 1C
5 fi-ct 1 inch 1A) 5 feet 11 inches.. .KiS
5 feet i inches. IT. 5f.it 11' . Inches. lfis
5 f.i-t 3 iu.-li. s joo S feet li?4 inches. HIS
5 feet 4 inches. 1S5 0 feet 170
S f.s.-t 5 inches. 110 0 f.i t 1 in' h 175
3 fuct 1 inches U3 0 Ti t 2 luetics.... W)
5 f.t 7 inches. 1J5 Cf.tt 2'j inches.. 181!
5 feet 8 iiu-h jH. 14s 0 feet 3 Inches. ... 1ST
I f oct 0 inchca Li 0 feet 4 inches. ... 11.1
Burglars nro said to seldom rcceivo
moro than 20 per cent of the valno of
their booty f roin tho Iraycrs to wliora
they dispow) it it, if it hupjicns to be in
acy other form than coin. Chicago
Many a e-irl h nainir7ni.Plinn nt
, - j h,
the opening period of womanhood.
migui ne savea irom nie-iong snncr
inj and expense.
A crak of tartar kakins powder. Highest of
all ta tesveniag stronrtb. halt at UmUtd Stttei
0i nanaf food heperU
Koyai. Baxixs nTDn Co. 10S Will PA, 5.T.
We want it
And must have it!
THE LONDON is buying space in it's own big store. We must have
it. Our proprietors have been in the eastern markets for one
month, buying FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING, and are still there,
keeping it up. The truth is they have bought more goods than we
have room for. Hence this SPACE-BUYING SALE. You want the
goods. We want the room.
I GUESS WE CAN MAKE Ay DEAL.
Men's Suits, worth 20, iS and 16.50 are yours for
Men's Suits, worth 16, 15 and 13 dollars, are yours for
Men's and Boys' Suits, worth 12, 10 and 8 dollars, are yours for
Men's and Boys' Suits, worth 7, 6 and 5 dollars, are yours for
About one hundred Children's Suits, ages 4 to 14, worth 6.50, 6, 5
and 4 dollars. Ladies, here is your chance, at
Store, where prices
Are the Lowest,
New line of
Carpets and Rugs.
& (Janet Co.,
324, 326, 328 Brady St,
And Are Willing
our Big Store
!tiaJtW" f 'II
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
Huber's City. Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybc
who buys clothing that Is all mankind h
about know that our suitings are In, and
finest ever displayed in the city. You
respectfully invited to call and see the If
in patterns and styles. ,
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZIME1ER;
Star Block, opposite Harper House
to Pay For It.
at a Sacrifice.
Call Tor Roch Island
Brewing Co. Beer.