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Charles J. Seattle), .
Attorney at Law.
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The Strange Career and
Remarkable , Peath of
Fanny Hinckley Mills.
Fanny Rlnekley Mills, called Fanny
Mlnerra Seymour by some and better
known as Fanny Sweet, starred to death
In mtan-yand privation at her home in
New Orleans last January with $45,000 of
United States gorernment bonds in the
Louisiana National bank, with a check for
llM on the United States subtrcasury no-
tASSY llfXCKLET MILLS AT THE AGE OF SO.
dor her bead and with-from 913,000' to
It 5, 000 worth of unincumbered real estate
at her command. She contended to the
last that she had no living relative
Mnoe that time a man has appeared
from California claiming to be a brother;
woman from Huntington, W. va., claim
ing to be a sister; two children from Se
dnlia, Ma, the children of Mrs. A. Stew
art, who say tliey are grandchildren; one
woman from Indiana and another fkm
Mimiiwippi, rlulming to be cousins.
The story of this life as it has nor come
to light rivals the keenest of fiction. Fanny
Sweet had a national reputntion. She lived
for years in Cincinnati, for years in San
Francisco, for a time in Sacramento,
where she shot a than named Pntnam; for
a time in Aspinwall, Central America; in
lexiiK, in Mexico, lu Havana, for a num
ber of years in New Tprk city and finally
In New Orleans. 5
Four days after this strange death the
coroner received a mesNigo from an attor
ney at Sacramento which road aa follows:
C. C Urown, a resident of this city, is a
Drotheroi canny Hinckley Mills, who died
In New Orleans. Kindly inform me of the
disposition made of her estate." . .
Coroner A. G. Mnrlle replied that Fanny
Hinckley Mills had made a will a few
months before her death, but had revoked
it by notary act a short time afterward.
and in view of this fact her estate had been
left to the state of Louisiana.
Ten days' Inter Cliarlcs C. Brown of Sac
ramento arrived in New Orleans and laid
claim to the estate of. Fanny Sweet on the
ground that ho was her only living broth
er. The case will soon come to trial.
The revoked will left by the woman is a
strange document. By its terms she left
snms ranging from $500 to $1,000 to many
lawyers, aortors and friends. To one wom
an she left the sum of $1,000 on condition
'that the legatee take cliurgo of tho funeral
arrangements and see that her tomb is
kept in order and her grave kept green
aurtug the receiver's lifetime.
To one of theiudiresof the city court she
left $1,000 for past kindnesses. In conclu
sion this odd will said: "I desire that all
my individual legatees livinsr in New Or
leans shall attend my funeral, and If any
inn to do so then the legacy that I have
given to tho one so failing to attend shall
revert to the St. Joseph's church. I desire
that my legatees shall place flowers on my
grave once a month at least, and I desire
that they shall assist In decorating my
tomb every All Saints' day, and if any
legatee snail latl to comply with this re
quest the one so failing shall not be en-
titled to the prorata of interest every quar
ter. - - .
According to tho evidence furnished by
Brown, which seems to 1? well authenti
cated, Fanny Hinckley Mills was one of
the live rhildreu of John It. Brown and
was born on a farm at Piiddy's creek,
Ijiwrence county, O.. about J822. In 1841
Fanny went to Cincinnati and there began
nor varied career.
Slie was a dashing llond.of fine physique
and vety attractive. She was surrounded
by a host of admirers wherever she went,
and moKt of them were men of wealth.
bhc was twite married, first to Abraham
CHARLES C BROWS.
M. Hinckley at Aspinwall and next to
William R. Mills, a prominent lawyer of
New Orleans, now doceaaed.
Her nunremtis victims paid liberally for
her smiles, and the money which came so
easily waa lavishly expended. Tha Scram'
ble that was made for the remnants of ber
fortune is shown by the bills filed against
the estate after her death.
The undertaker's bill amounted to $.
00$: six doctors attended her and claim
professional service to the amount of $3,
103; Attorney Lucicn Adams puts in
claim for professional si-rices to the
amount of $13,000; four other local attor
neys put in hills for services said to have
been rendered during ber lifetime amount
ing to $2,349; Tariotw notaries puNic claim
fee to the trine of $3.175; ' the real estate
appraisers want $1,000 for what rhev did:
the commission of the public administrator
is placed at $1,361); the attorney for absent
hetrs wants $1,000 more; the attorneys for
the administrator any their services were
worth $3,000; an old woman who nnrsed
Fanny Saraet through a good portion of
bay lifetime says in a pnblir petition that
it was worth 1.6'.; another nurse wants
$500, and still another doctor asks $1,600
or prnfraiionil aervioaa. v J.
at last. -
The torpedo boat Eriessoa. boilt
at Dubuque, and which passed down
the river just two years ago, has jnst
been added to the fleet of war snips
at the navy jard, and was viewed
this weak by the board of inspeetioa
and anrTer previous to reeeitriair hot
torpedo outfit and armament. '. When
folly equipped she will be a ressel
to be dreaded by armed ships many
times her siae. V
Compared with tha mat fir h tin i
ships which He close at hand, , tha
brieseoa seems use a pigmj. Never
theless, through the opeaiag ia her
bow can be projected at a sinarle dis
charge enough dynamite to destroy
the heaviest battle ship that ever
floated. The board of inspection will
recommend the final improvements
before she is placed in commission.
The Ericsson is not so constructed
that she can offer tffective resist
ance to shot and shell. Her sole
business is to protect torpedoes. She
must, dodge the enemy's fire as best
she can, and her speed is such Uiat
she can easily elude any pursuing
vessel, unless she should be disabled.
It has been deemed best, however; to
eive her a small armament. She
will be furnished with four rapid fir
ing guns. Two wili be placed for
ward abreast of the conning tower,
and two will be placed astern. With
these rapid firing guns it will be pos
sible for her to effectually resist at
tacks cy any smaii craft.
In the bow of the boat here is a
hole about twenty inches in diame
ter. It looks innocent enough. This
is the opening one of the pneumatic
tubes through which the 15-inch
Whitehead automamile torpedoes
are projected. These torpedoes, .af
ter being sent ont by the air pres
sure, force themselves through the
water to the objective point by small
automatic propellers. They can be
projected a distance of sou or 690
yards. The Ericsson attained the
wonderful speer of 25 and one-hall
knots on her trial trip. She is only
150 feet long and has twin tcrews
with separate engines.
SPIRIT LAKE EXCURSION.
Oppartaalty to Ttalt a Parsona Saaaaaar
Baaort for a Hare Song.
Announcement is made of a grand
excursion which Will be run to Spirit
uase, towa s lamons summer resort.
Satarday, Jane 27, by Eph. Ba
ds sob, who is widely known as an ex
cursion manager. The fsct that an
excursion is to be '-personally con
dncUd" by Mr. Badasch, "whose
ability as a promoter and manager of
excursions has Drought him an ex
cellent reputation, is sufficient guar
I. . 1 . - t . v.. .
aaiw tnai every uenvemence wm De
at nana ana tost the trip will be a
pleasant one to all.
Spirit Liake, the objective point of
this excursion, is the most beautiful
spot in Iowa; . As attractions for vis
itors there are large bodies of fresh
water with vast stretches of beach
and wooded shores. Lake Okoboii
with its wild scenery, the monument
erected to the Eurvirors of the Spirit
Lake massacre, the pretty town of
Spirit Lake, rides on team and elec
tric launches and in sail and row
boats, a fine bathing pavilion and
beach, the state fish hatchery, unex
celled fishing, and the Hotel Orleans,
a magnificent and immense caravao
sary, costing 1125,000, with accom
modations for. hundreds of guests.
in order to accommodate the large
number who will doubtless take ad
vantage of this opportunity, four (4)
special trains win be run, leaviog
Burlington, Davenport. Iowa City
and Cedar Rapids. Of these trains a
special will leave-Davenport at 8 p.
m. Saturday evening. ; June 27, and
will reach Spirit Lake in time for
breakfast on the morning of June 25
The excursion trains will leave Spirit
iaae on ine return trip on the even
ing of Jnne 28. but those so desiring
csn remain until the evening of June
z, as weir tickets win be good nntu
that time. : The fare for the round
trip from all stations is only 2.50.
Assurance is given that seats will be
provided for all who make the trip.
Sleepers will be provided for those
who make application to local ticket
agents oy June 26.
cor inrwer information aaaress
Eph. Badasch, Keokuk, Iowa, or call
m a .a a . . a
on a., C. R. A N. atrents.
G. P. & T. A.
Toar Bar Waat Un a Meatku
So Mr. Gilman Brown, of 54
street. South Gardner, Mass.,
told by the doctors. His aoa
long trouble, following typhoid
laria, and he spent $375 with
tors, who nnally gave aim up, say
ing: -xour boy won't live
month." He tried Dr. King's He
Discovery and a few bottles restored
him to health and enabled him to go
to work a perfectly well -man. He
says he owes his present good health
to the nse of Dr. King's New Dis
covery, and knows it to be the best
in the world for lung trouble. Trial
bottles free at Iiarta Ullemeyer'i
Bkajaaaathjaa Oa-aal fca m Day.
"Mystic Cure" for rheumatism
and neuralgia cures in 1 to S days.
Its action upon the system is re-
maraaoie ani mysterioaa. it re-
anovaa at oaee the causa, aad the
disease immediately disappears. The
fnt dose greatly relieve. 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grot i an. d rat-a-tat. Rnr.k
isiaea. ana oust ttcniegei son, 220
West Second street. Davenport.
. . 3 -
The Remarkable) Law Suit Over
Judge Holt 'c Estate.
Ms iTsklhg B-atUUata.
WAflBXToir. June M. After a trial
hating almost six weeks the faaaous Bolt
Will case came to an end last night. The
fury, after bring oat three hoars, rendered
a verdict giving it aa their opinion that
the deceased had not written aad executed
the alleged will bearing date of Feb. 7,
1878. The result of the verdiot is to give
the estate to the heire-at-law. This al
leged will floated Into the office of the
register of wills Aug. SB. In a legal-sized
envelope addressed crudely In what many
believed to be a disguised Imitation of
print, and without seal or sign by which
it could be traced to tho sender. It was
transmitted through the medium of the
Is. Torn, discolored, burnt la places,
and pasted on another sheet of paper,
coming at a time when it was believed the
Judge had died Intestate, and setting at
naught the claims of the heira-at-Iaw, its
mysterious advent caused a sensation.
Beawaektrlea Vader tha Altogcal Will.
It named Luke Devlin, a war depart
ment clerk, and formerly known to have
rr more or'less acquainted with the al
ed testator, as executor. The- estate
this paper bequeathed to Mlaa Josephine
Holt; Throckmorton, a godchild of Judge
Holt, and Miss Lizsie Hynea, of Kentucky,
a cousin by marriage, share and share
alike. Up to the time of tho appearance
ef the contested paper the estate had not
been settled, but certain suras had been
distributed among. the heirs-at-law, who
include Colonel William O. Sterrett;
Washington ' D. Holt, of Kentucky, and
John W. Holt, of Mississippi. The estate
is valued at about $180,000. It is expected
that a motion for a new trial will be
Affidavit Hgaed by Mrs. flraas, .
A point which may have an important
bearing in case a new trial is asked has
been developed. As the name rf Oeneral
Grant appeared as one of thvt.tnees to
the alleged will, the fact thaVj Mrs. U. 8.
Grant has bad no connection whatever
with the case has been commented upon
frequently. It waa ascertained yesterday
that the Jawyers for the caveatees have in
their possessing an affidavit by Mrs.
Grant stating that on an evening in Feb
ruary, 1873, she was present at a dinner at
Judge Holt's house, together with her
husband, President Grant, and -General
and Mrs. Sherman, whose names also are
signed as witnesses to the will.
Iadteatioaa af Slgmteg a WI1L
The affidavit further states that during
the evening Judge Holt, President Grant
and General Sherman retired together
irom tne room in wntcn the party was
assembled, and that a few minutes later
General Sherman returned and asked his
wife to step into the next ' room, as her
presence there was desired for a minute.
The statement does not assert, however,
that Mrs. Grant had knowlege that a will
was witnessed at that time. ,
CMCLK SAM PATS THE FREIGHT.
Five Japaaeaa Soiled Dovea Win Be 1
ailed at Government Biaaaa.
YTASHiiWiTOS, June 9S Judge Beeves,
solicitor of the treasury, has decided that
five Japanese women recently brought to
the United States from Yokohama for
purposes of prostitution could be deported
at the expense of the United States. The
women were detained at Port Townsend,
Wash., m their arrival there. The gen
eral immigration laws prohibit the entry
of snch women, but make no provision
for their deportation. The case was re
ferred to Washington by the collector at
Assistant Secretary Hamlin was of tha
opinion that the women could be deported
under the contract labor law, but when
the matter was referred to Solicitor Beeves
he refused to dignify prostitutes by class
ing them aa laborers, and decided that
they could be classified as paupers, and at
paupers they will be sent back at the ex
pense of the United States.
Preaideat Has a flood Time.
Washington, June 86. After an ab
sence of three and a half days the presi
dent's fishing party has arrived In the city
In excellent health. Members of the party
sny they had a delightful outing, and that
both the president and Secretary Carlisle
were much invigorated by the trip. They
sailed down the Potomac and in Chesa
peake bay as far aa the mouth of the
James rtver. Tne nsning was all done In
the Chesapeake and very fair sport was
had, the party making a good catch of
salt water fish.
rr.aa.al. far Battlrahlaa.
Washington, June 88. The navy de
partment has Issued advertisements call
ing for proposals for constructing three
battleships of about 11,000 tons dlfplaee
metjt. The bids are required to be sub
mitted by Monday, Sept. 14. The features
of the new amps have been made public
Mum ta Hearly Dtnra to lta Limit. m
Washington, Jane . TM gold with
drawals yesterday amounted to $149,400,
leaving the true amount of the gold re
FRIGHTFUL HAVOC IN JAPAN.
raw by tha)
Yokohama, Jane SR. It
that X7,0U0 peiaona were
ta now stated
8.0O8 were injured during the recent tidal
wave and earthqaakes ia the nor) his 11
provinces of Japan.
Wis Owt taw Ti
EMMrrsBCBG, law June 4. A terrific
kail storm struck the east corner of Palo
Alta county and in about flee minutes
the reap tsilon on a atria of
miles long ia this county. The
traveling from orthn-cat to aoatheaat In
a thickly settled country. The
heavy, but quite generally Insured.
IWDiAxAroLT, J owe 88. The Mangel
to Arnold Btuats s tiuakus. Two
were Sled, one aseveritnaT eredttors.
total sf the lndsbtedaeas stated ia the two
la 4. The sacU win
8TCXT OF A laTSTEElOTJS . WILL
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Caaaaa hy ATall aa tk sgkHai'S Oaaea a
eaahlaiaai arttki aa 81a-a bbWImn
tt Caaaa Fi a Suij TlaaHas ThaU IS la
Xa fi.aalaa ' a Caaa afTJa Suhiakla laa
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'Simplicity In Mechanics, like Beauty In Composition, rep
resents Greatest Merit,"
THEBK IS HOTELTJIO
They are aa strong as they are simple. Graoefal aad oorrect la
proportions, handsome, durable aad easy ruaaing. Tha fneat
material under tha prettiest finish. All styles and only ens rradsj
tha highest. Artlttio catalogue seat Iras to amy address. Doat
fall to write as before choosing a new mount.
W. J. KERR.
JBdward Wood af Priaurkar low. 1
fFjT-- fVW "'V" aaa
arvLtf. aTLp. aiiVlSl mCS
T. U. Thomas,
$wei buRs stsne,
Asklxr tnd trirrMnlnp
For cheapness, durability aad
beauty excelled by aone. This
atone done aot waak or color the
wall with alkali, ate. Flaas seat
aa for aetimatea will tweettw
earefal atteatioa aad be retarnod
proaapUy at omr npansa.
Quarrtee it miles rrosa Rock
Ialaad o the C, B. ak Q. B. B.
Tralaa Hea. aad 10 will stop
aad let visitors off aad oa.
Dri;a stsae, csrn crl
blssks oi UzzZZZza
Samples of Stoae a4 lowjeol
BnUdtar eaa be sawn at Boom
Ho. 12. tttcasdl A Lynda's build
ing. Addraaa: .
Artliur Currall, maoaser.
Rock IsUnd or CcSosa, IH.
and a yJlvaty softMsa ef the skia is raverhv
My ataaiwad aw taaaja who aaa
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting, ;
Copper; Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
ST. anil SEGOIID ATE
House. Rock Island.
rfTafeif -urllia worst ciVuTTy.pepoaC. -tt
irwyisease, Nermwsneaa, BTadarba ea7 1
re. who formally lived near LAPorte add wk
Iowa writes oa kfareb era tt,
ir 01 abotnmea
rnanmrntMhfl ta lAvJ.
layurorataa aaa waoie aysieaaaa rnrtnas saav
droggist, sole agent,
PURITY 1H) EZCTTJ.TnrCla
IS TBS MOTTO AT
af tha kaada aad faat. Aran. Q -asTsA kaa
T.1-- law awa
aaVwha-k the oTJilTm -a hr
lew h) a prwrraawtw. . aaja. a Om a
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Sc . Ult-lIU Third Afts, rwai-,
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seaawat ttaawa-harlaa a kwad awaaaa. anas ae
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