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THjs AKUUb. TUESDAY. MAECH. 24 1B91.
DEAD IN THEIB SIN.
Two Transgressors Caught by
the Grim Terror.
A TB1QI0 AFFAIR AT DES MOINES.
!. Without License the Sequel of aa
Karly Affection, and Death Lifts the
Curtain The Identity of the MrKees
9rt, ra., Kobber and Murderer Un
knownAnother Fitzsimmons Heard
from Desperate Work of a Pickpocket
Des Moines, la., March 24 Reuben H.
Hatton, cashier of the Central Loan and
Trust association and brother of Thomas
Hatton, the well-known real estate dealer
f this city, was found dead in his apart
ments at room 23, Oroila block, at 8
o'clock yesterday morning. He was clad
ia his night shirt, and was partially un
der the covers, while nearly across the
bed, with her head resting across his
bosom, was the dead body of an unknown
woman. She was partly disrobed. Her
shoes, corset and dress had been removed,
and her outer apparel was a loose wrap
per; her corset and night dress hung
across the .foot of the bed, while her cloak
and hat and gown of black silk hung in
the wardrobe with Mr. Hatton's wear
The Dead Woman Identified.
Upon the floor was a small traveling
bag containing a perfume bottle aud sev
eral toilet articles, a portemonnaie con
taining a railroad ticket from Djs Moines
to St. Joe, a small amount of money, and
a tell-tale papr in the form of a receipt
for money paid, which showed that the
dead woman was Mrs. A. J. Russell, of
St. Joe. After this wa-i lear;iel it did not,
take long to learn that she was tbe
mother of the ticket agent of the Chicago,
St. Paul and Kansas City road at that
point, and the mystery of the dead
stranger was cleared up. She was a
woman probably 40 years of age, not
handsome, but of voluptuous form and
Whlnkr and Escaping Gas.
It was clear that death h.id come from
asphyxiation. The b.ithroom, adjoining
the sleeping room, was heated by a gas
jet, and the combustion leing imperfect
the unconsumed gas escaped into the
room. This burner was still ignited
when the dead people were discovered and
the interior of the apartments was drip
ping with steam which had risen from
the boiling water in the bath. Mr. Hat
ton had not leen seen since Saturday, so
there is no question but that death oc
curred some time Saturday night. Upon
the dresser in the room were three bottles
of liquor, two of which were partly empty.
They were both probably partly intoxi
cated and did not notice the gas escaping.
The Itomanre of the Affair.
There is a romantic phase to this tragic
event. Mr. Hatton was a bachelor.
Twenty years ago he courted aud won tbe
heart of the woman found dead by his siile
yesterday. Something occurred tc break
the engagement and she became Mr. Rus
sell, but her heart was still Hatton's and
for a number of years they have met clan
destinely. She has been in the habit ot
coming to Des Moines several times a year
and staying over Sunday with him. This
was finally discovered by the husband and
recently he got a divorce on account of
her relations with Hatton. Mr. Hatton
was highly esteemed here in Dt-s Moines.
Seems to Have Been His Only Fault.
He was one of the mot unselfish and
large hearted of men, giving generously
of his means to the poor. He was loved
and trusted by his business associates,
and their sorrow at his death is only less
intense than that of his kindred. Rela
tives took charge of Mr. Hatton's body,
and the remains of the woman were taken
to an undertaking establishment. The
startling discovery created much excite
ment. Large crowds surrounded the un
dertaker's place all day anxious to obtain
a look at the dead woman. Her son ar
rived from St. Joseph last night and took
charge of the remains.
IS SOME OTHER FITZSIMMQNS.
The McKeeitport, Pa., Murderer is not
Heir to Ontario Property.
Pittsburg, ra., March 24. Fitzsim
rnons, tbe murderer of Detective Gilkin
son, was brought from Homestead and
lodged in jail in this city yesterday. Mr.
and Mrs.Clark.at whose residence in Home
stead the murderer was discovered Sunday
sight, together with Miss Wyatt, a sistei
f Mrs. Clark, have also been arrested as
accomplices. It is said that a lare
quantity of missing plunder has been
found in the Clark residence. As the
detectives found papers sh jwing that
Frederick C. Fitzsimmons had recently
fallen heir to property in Brockville, Ont.,
County Detective Beltzhoover sent tele
grams to Brockville seeking the history
of the man who had murdered Detective
Gilkinson Saturday night.
The Papers Probably Stolen.
The answer came promptly, and read:
"Frederick , Fitzsimmons is at his home
in this place." Detective IJeltzhoover was
dumbfounded, and said: 'If Frederick
Fitzsimmons is at his home in Canada,
who is the man we have here in jail?"
The mystery thrown around the prisonei
by the receipt oi the telegram has not yet
ben penetrated. The opinion of the ofli
cers is, however, that tuts murderer had
Stolen the papers from the Canadian owu
or, and had assumed the name of the man
to whom the papers rightfully belong.
A SNEAKTHIEF'S DESPERATION.
He Mortally Wounds a Lightweight Pu
gilist and Shoots Two Women.
CINCINNATI, March 24 Louis Bezinah,
a lightweight prize fighter, was shot and
mortally wounded last ex'ening by Frank
Duger, alias "Kid Dugan," a sneakthief
and pickpocket, whose horns is in St.
Paul, Minn. The shooting occurred in a
Longworth street house of ill-fume kept
by May Riley. Duger had been her
lover, and when he called at her house
last evening the woman declined to see
him. He went to her room, drew a re
volver, and fired at her twice, one shot
taking effect in the back of her head and
the other in her arm. Bezinah, who was
present at the time, attempted to grapple
with the man, but twoshots from Duger'a
smoking pistol laid him low. Tbe fifth
shot struck another woman in the mouth,
knocking out her teeth.
Ilezlnah's Pugilistic Record.
A patrol wagon was summoned aud the
wounded man tuken to the hospital. The
women's injuries are not necessarily fa
tal, but Bezinah, it was thought, would
not survive the night. He is shot in the
breast and bowels. Bezinah has aa ex
cellent record as a pugilist, having won
thirty-five battles in the ring, and never
lost one. William Muldoon, the wrestler,
has a forfeit of fr-MO posted in this city
that Bezinah could whip any man of his
class in the world, barring Jack McAu
liffe and Billy Myer. Duger was arrested.
Preferred Suicide to Hanging.
Pueblo, Col, March 24. Sheriff Mc
Carthy went to a house on Centre street
to arrest a negro named Ben Grant, who
killed his white wife at Topeka. Kan., on
the 19th inst. When the sheriff entered
the front door Grant left at the back
door, the sheriff called for him to halt,
but he kept on and the sheriff shot at him
several times. Soon a crowd was in hot
pursuit and grant saw escap9 was impos
sible, and shot himself through the heart.
Three Touthfnl Miscreants.
Boston. March 24. -Fred Valincowie,
Leon Philenti, Jr., and Bert Johnson were
arrested Sunday cn charges of having set
fire to several places in town, and break
ing and entering a number of stores, and
have confessed That the gang to which
they belonged fired and burglarized ;
number of places. The three prisoners,
who are under 10, were held in 1,000 each.
Will Not Prosecute Young Martin.
Washington City, March 24 Presi
dent Harrison's unwillingness to appear
in the police court yesterday as a prose
cutor will result in tbe dismissal of the
charge against Harry Martin, the young
mau who smashed the windows of the
Blue room at the White House Saturday
night. The charge against him. if pushed
would send him to the peniteutiary.
Another Editorial Tragedy.
VlCKSBuno, Miss, March 24 Ernest
Hardenstein, editor of Business, a weekly
paper, was shot and killed by John C.
Cashman, editor of The Evening Post,
yesterday. The shooting was brought
about by irs,nalitie-indul-ed in between
the men over the New Orleans lynching
case. Cashman surrendered to the police.
Ponton's Slayer Arraigned.
Memphis, Tenn., March 24. Col. H.
Clay King, who fatally shot Attorney
David Postou a short time ago, was ar
raigned iu court yesterdav. He pleaded
"not guilty." -lodge Dubois set the case
for April 6, and King was returned to
FATAL EXPLOSION OF OIL.
Three Men Quickly Cremated and Two
Others Fatally II tuned.
Jersey City, X. J., March 24 An ex
plosiou occurred yesterday afternoon in
the yard of tiie Tidewater Oil Refiuing
Co., at Constable Hook, by which three
men were burned to death and two others
fatally burneJ. There are about twenty
five stills in the yard, ail of which are
numbered. Running aU.ve the chain ;'
stills is a large pipe which is used to pump
the oil from one still into aujther. A
grang of men were at work raising still
Xo. 16 by placing a block under it when
the- bis pipe connecting the chain of stills
on top suddenly exploded.
Taught lietween tile Stills.
The oil became ignited and poured
down on the men who were caught in
between stills Xos. 1(5 and 15. Rescuing
parties were at once 't to work to get the
men out, but this could not be doue until
the flames were extinguished. John
Hayes, aged 45 years, married, and
Michael Haley, 22 yera old, married,
were dead when taken out. Fore mau
George Gregory was alive when taken out
but was so badly burned that he died at
the hospital shortly after. John Ander
son and John Gallagher were taken to the
Bayonee hospital. Tbe physicians at the
hospital say they cannot recover.
COULDN'T STAY TEN ROUNDS.
Denny Kelliher Knocked Ont by Smith,
the An slralian.
St Paul, Minn., March 24 Smith, the
Australian, defeated Denny Kelliher in
the eighth round last night. The fight
was one-sided from the start, Kelliher be
ing overmatched, and trying to stay the
ten rounds and get half the gate receiots,
instead of one quarter, as he would if de
feated. In the eighth round Kelliher was
knocked down six times. Starting to get
up again, Smith struck at him, and Den
ny dropped as he was hit and claimed a
fouL Amid much excitement both police
and spectators rushed for the stage, and
a free fight ensued. The police quickly
cleared the hall, and arrested both Smith
and Kelliher. The referee decided Smith
A Dram-Shop at Asbury Park.
Trenton, X. J., March 24. There was
a lively discussion in the Xew Jersey
Methodist conference yesterday over the
legislation enacted by the legislature
which adjourned last Friday. The gov
ernor and other officials were denounced
for taking the power of the granting of
licenses from the court in the tempsrance
localities and giving it to a county com
mission appointed by the governor. This
will give a license to Asbury Park and all
the temperance towns in the state.
Declined to Grant an Injunction.
Xew York. March 24. J u dye J. W.
Smith, iu the supreme court yesterdav,
denied the petition of Wood S. Riyl.urn,
of Springfield, III., and others, for an in
junction to restraiu the Granite Stat?
Provident association from doina: busi
ness pending the action by the legislaturrt
on the bill which is now before it.
Gen. Sherman's Home to be Sold.
Xew York, March 24. The home where
Gen. Sherman die J is to pass out of the
hands of the Sherman family. P. Tecitm
seh Sherman, the veteran warrior's
yountier sou, has been invested with full
authority by the heirs of the general to
dispose of the house Xo. 75 West. Seventy-first
One Man Fatally Hurt.
Columbus. O., March 24 The west
bound limited mail on the I'anhaudle
crashed into a freight train at Conesville
last night, John Dickinsou, fireman;
Oscar Farrow, engineer, and John Bar
rett were injured, the first la tally.
Dr. Howard Crosby Seriously III.
Xew Ycrk, March 24. Dr. Howard
Crosby is dangerously ill at bis home iu
this city. He fell a victim to the grip last
Friday and pneumonia is feared.
Failure in the Cloak Trade.
New York, March 24. Schwab Broth
ers & Co., dealers iu ladies cloaks, etc,
confessed j ndgments yesterday amounting
to 157, 032. 7L
Foster Back at His Desk.
Washington CiTr, March 24. Secretary
Foster returned from Ohio yesterday aud
resumed hi? duties at the treasury department
BEADY TO REBEL.
Blue-Moses Weary ot British
A KETTLE OF FISH B0LLIN& 0VEE,
John Bull Must Come Down or There
Will He Another Declaration oi Inde
pendence with an Appeal to Incle Sam
for Annexation Tim Hoaly Assaulted
by a Psrnellite at Cork and His Eyes
Badly Hurt Parnell on Expropriation.
Boston, March 24. There is much ex
citement in St. John. Xd.. according to a
special from Halifax; received by the
Herald, over the actiou of the imperial
government iu deciding to refer only one
feature of the fishery dispute with France
to arbitration, and the proposed coercive
iegislatio l. The fact that the Newfound
land govt rnment was not notified of the
determination on the part of the imperial
government to introduce coercive meas
ures in parliament until after they had
been introduced in the house of lords has
intensified the . feeling. The people of
Xewfoundlaud will send a delegation to
England immediately with a protest
against the enactment of any coercion or
even the t arrying out of the imperial gov
ernment's intention to submit certain
matters in dispute with regard to the
French rights to arbitration.
Want the Whole Matter Arbitited.
The Newfoundland people, through
their delegation, will contend for the sub
mission ot the whole matter in dispute to
arbitratioi and not portions of it. It is
not. expected, however, that the delega
tion will succeed in changing the pro
gramme of the imperial government. In
this event resolutions will bt passed by
the Xewfoundlaud legislature lclarin
that by the indifferent treatment af
forded the colony by England the mother
country h.is forfeited all claims to further
loyalty on the part of the colonists. This
will be followeJ by the adoption of fur
ther resolutions appealing for admission
to the United Slates.
Thar Colonists To He Heard.
London, March 24. Statements were
ma;le in parliament by government lead
ers yesterday that final action on the Xew
foundland fisheries matter had been post
poned to April 16 to give the colonists a
chance to present their side of th case.
SMASHED HEALY'S EYEGLASSES.
Krutal Assault on the Man Who Excor
Dublin, March 24. Timothy llealy,
who made a bitter speech Sunday about
Paruell and Mr. O'Shea, was the object
yesterday of a fierce and possibly serious
attack in Ork. Healy was leaving the
court ror.ni where his brother Maurice
had just won a suit for libel against a
Cork adherent of Parnell, when an anry
mob followed anil tried to assault him,
calling him "Woman-hitter," etc. Healy
took refags in the dressing room of the
Victoria Intel. A man rushed in and
blew out the licht, crying "Fight a man
if you dare instead of reviling a woman."
Healy trie 1 to escape, but the assailant
struck him, sma-hing his eyeglasses and
severely cutting his eyes and face.
One of the Tipperary Men.
The intruder then fled. llealy was
blinded by the blood that ran from his
injuries and cried for help. Three doctors
were sumiaoned who, upon examination,
expressed n fear that his eyesight was in
danger. Healy's assailant proves to be
O'Brien D.ilton, one of the defendants in
the Tipperary conspiracy trial. The
broken glasses injured the corner of the
lett eye, and inflammation is threatened.
Nice Thins for the Tenants.
DUBLIN, March 24 In his speech at
Sligo, yesterday, Mr. Parnell ht 1.1 that
landlords should ba bought out by com
pulsory expropriation, the tenants to
occupy their holdings in perfect security
and practically rent free. Eight or ten
million pounds would be more than ample,
he thought, to compensate the landlords,
and would nccomplish a nobler work than
the emancipation of the American slaves.
Several Parnell meeting yesterday re
quired the interference of the police to
TRIED TO WRECK A SPECIAL.
The Miscreants Apparently Desiring to
Kill a Few Kailway Officials.
Phillipsbueg, Pa., March 24. It was
learned yesterday that an attempt was
made Saturday to wreck a special train
oa the Mosbannon branch railroad con
taining U. Ij. Shepard, general superin
tendent of t he Pennsylvania road; S. S.
Blair, super nteudent of the Tyrone divi
sion, and other officials who were on an
inspection trip at Banian Junction. The
accomodation train was permitted to pro
cede the special, and it had net proceeded
more than a mile when it ran against an
obstruction. An old brake shoe had been
so fastened to a tie as to force the engine
to leave the track. The engineer escaped
jvith slight injuries and the fireman with
none, thougU the locomotive was thrown
units side. A thorough investigation is
White House Ladie Ooing; Abroad.
Washington C'itt, March 24 Mrs. Mc
Keennd Mrs. Russell Harrison, accord
ing to presei t arrangement, will sail on
May 1 for a three months' foreign tour.
The proposition has long been under c u
sideratiou, but nothing definite was set
tied uutil ti e recent visit of Mrs. .Lin com
to the executive mansion, when the sub
ject was talked over nt a dinner, aud Mrs.
Lincoln's enthusiastic adoption of (the
suggestion prevailed to carry the day. The
ladies will go directly to London, where
they will be the guests of Minister aud
Mrs. Lincoln at the American legation
during the u. iv season at the metropolis.
Liter they will visit other European capi
European Homicide Statistics.
Lonikjn, March 4. Statistics show
that in Italy the percentage of homicides
is 8.05 in 100,300 the highest of any Euro
peau country. In Austrht tbe percentage
is 2.15. iu Germany .80 and in England
.40. Although tbe latter country has the
lowest percet tage of murders, the percent
age of serious assaults is shown to be
higher in Gn at Britain than in any other
country in Europe, except Austria.
Kneeled for Four Hours.
Kokomo, Ind., March 24. Miss Emma
Bingaman, a ho lives one mile northeast
of this city, was taken with a severe at
tack of sneez iug yesterday. During the
attack, which lusted four hours before
medical relief was secured, she sneezed
over 2,000 times, which has so exhausted
ber that her recovery is doubtful.
We have jnst received tbe first shipment of our new stock o
for the early-
Spring season of 1891.
JSg-We invit? everybody to call an i examine the
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
'vc arc opecinctne m.wt complete line of Hardware .-HCiall:c ever cSared In Hock
Is!.in1 be:Je oar rc?nl:.r ; -:3p'.e an1 builders Ilardwjje
;in i -'i-nic' tio'ji.
Pocket, Tables Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Eto.
SPECIALTIES Climax Coots and Ranp, Florida" and Wllbcr Dot Water Heaters
riorlda Steam Bailer. Pasteur Germ Proof Filters, Economy Panacea, Tin
and Sheet Iron work, Piomr.ins. Coppcrniiibin; cd (team Fitting.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenue, Kock Island
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
worthy, 17U6 Second Avenne.
JACKSON' ft HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office Jn Rock Island
National bank Bnilditig. Rnrk Inland. 111.
C. D. tWSENET. C. L. WiUIR.
SWEEXET ft WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office In B;nKUm' Hock. Rock Inland. 111.
McEXIRT ft McESlRT,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on Rood
security, make collection. Reference, Mitch
el) & Lynde. bankers. Offiee in Poptofflc block.
THE DAILY ARKUS.
FOR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton'e
tfewp Stand. Five cent per copy.
DRS. RUTHERFORD ft BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERXA
ry college, Veternary Phyieians and Surgeons.
Office i Tindall'a Livery stable; Residence: Over
Alters Bakery, market square.
Successor to Adamson & Raick,
Rock Island, III
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue
WM. 0. KULP, D, D, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
MA80NIC TEMPLE, -
Booms M, S7, 28 and at.
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT.
Veat her Strips.
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Do not fait to pot an Estimate Before Contracting.
104-100 FrankIin-8., Chicago.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly den-.
5T,8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repair-4
JVC. E. MXJRRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
Oor. Third iTenae sA Tweotj-Orat St.. I kB''
PJji11 0f ba4altowlJti:f prirw. A atare I"'
House and Sign Painter.
yiwt-claai Graining and Pmpmr wMg4g
Bbo roattfe At, bat. Slat and tti Bu.