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TILE AUG US. WEDNESDAY, APK1L 29, ISSOLI,
Mrs. Barnaby's Murder by Poi
son at Denver.
DEKKIKG HABITS OF THE VICTI1L
Sr. Grave Tells a Sramlaloos Story
About Her. and Think ltlackmail If
at the Bottom of the Crime A Slate
meat from Mrs. Worrell, Mho Mai
Also l'oisonrd Latest IMscovery of
Chemist tewall Two Other Similai
Philadelphia, April 2J. Mrs. E J ward
S. Worrell, the surviving victim of the
mysterious poisoning tragedy ia Denver,
arrived in Philadelphia yesterday. Mrs.
Worrell has almost entirely recovered
from the effects of the poison, being now
able to take solid rood. She said: "We
have not tbe niij;htest idea where the
poison came from, only that it was post
marked Boston. The writing was not
familiar, bat from the sentence 'friends
in the woods' Mrs. Barnaby thought it
might possibly be from Mr. Bennett. Bat
in connection with tbe poison we had not
the slightest idea that it came from Mr.
Insinuation Against Ir. Grave.
"ReKardini: the stories of unpleasant
ness in the family over the fortune of the
father and hu-ta:id, I caa say that there
was none. The mother and hei daugh
ters are and have been reconciled, anil the
distribution of the money agreed upoa.
In referent to a story about Mrs. Barn
aby leaving her lawyer .V).X0 in her will
and cutting him o3 because, in response
to her request that he seud her a maid he
sent his mistress, and she, discovering tbe
deception, indignantly discharged the
girl and destroyed tbe clause iu her will
giving him o0,000, there is this to say.
there is no lawyer in the case.
Troth Aboot That Maid.
"Mrs. Bamaby had told myself and oth
ers that she had left f jO.IOO in her will tc
ber physiciau and advisor. Dr. 1L Thatcbei
Graves, and last full sent to him asking
for a maid, lie recommended a young
woman from Boston, who was employed
by Mrs. Barnaby while she was at Blut
Mountain lake, in the Adirondack, but
who, proving unsatisfactory, was dis
charged, and Mr. Oraves was advised by
note to settle all accounts with her. There
does not stem to be the slightest thread
by which to connect this vounj; woman
with the nlTair. It is a very mysterious
crime, and e cannot imagine a motive
for lis pel peinttioa."
DR. GF.AVtS MAKES A STATEMENT.
Also Snuie S ainUluus Charges A;ainst
the Leal Woman.
Pkovihesce. K. L, April 0 Dr.
Graves arrived here Monday niht in
charge of Mrs. Barnaby's body. Hi was
very uuyry because of a bogus i!iesuse
-A;nt to his wife, as he supposes by some
newspaper people, ja order to extort in
formation from Ler in his name. He
says that he knows a great de.tl ah ut the
plot to murder Mrs, Barnaby, and will
say something startling at the proper
time. If he can find the mau who sent
the bogus message be will horsewhip
Ready to Torn Over tbe 1T11L
A newspaper man interviewed Dr.
Graves yesterday in relation to the death
of Mrs. Barnaby at Denver. - He said
Mrs. Barnaby's will bad been deposited
with her other papers, and be had not the
slightest idea of its contents. Mrs. Bar
naby had told him that he had been re
membered in tbe will, bat be never knew
to what extent, as be asked no questions.
The will, together with all Mrs. Bar
naby's other papers, and every dollar of
her property could be turned over in ten
minutes to any properly authorized per
son. A Theory or Blackmail.
As to a theory for tbe murder Mr.
Graves believed the motive to be black -TnaiL
He bad reason to believe that tbe
lady had been repeatedly blackmailed by
people who 1irst compromised her and
then forced money from her by threats of
exposure. The murder may have been
retaliation upon her for finally refusing
to pay these amounts. The doctor said
that he received an invitation for his wife
and himself toaccompany Mrs. Barnaby
to the Adiroudacks last summer. They
accepted, and made their headquarters
with Mrs. Barnaby at tbe house of Ed
ward A. Bennett at Blue Mountain. Ben
nett, the doctor said, is a dissipated fel
low, and the scenes witnessed by him
A Scandalous Spectacle.
One day he found Mrs. Barnaby and
Bennett asleep in an old ice honse, both
beastly intoxicated. This caused a big
row, and Mrs. Bennett declared that Mrs.
Barnaby could never again come into ber
house. The doctor continued: "My wife
also was very angry, and from that time
relations between us were not as they had
been. To tell the truth, I cannot say too
much against her. She was a low woman,
and one I am sorry I ever came in contact
with. That was my only visit to
the 'woods.' It is very remarkable who
could have taken advantage of tbe knowl
edge of Mrs. Barnaby's country habits
and' sent her poison so dexterously
labeled. I must admit it looks as if the
murderer knew ber habits intimately.
Mr. Bennett must certainly have known
THE LATEST FROM DENVER.
A Man Acquainted with Chemistry Pre
pared the Liquid.
DESVEIi, Colo, April 29. Professor
Eewall, the chemist who has charge of
tbe Barnaby investigation, has reached
one conclusion already that may be ot
value in ferreting out the person who sent
Mrs. Barnaby the liquid which killed her.
He does not think the arsenic was put in
the bottle by a person ignorant of chem
ical principles. This he arrived at from
the fact that no arsenic was in tbe bottle
in the form of a precipitant. All had been
dissolved. Arsenic is very insoluble in
whisky. The twelve ounces of liquor in
the bottle would have sustained in solu
tion but six grains of arsenic, not suf
ficient to produce fatal results. Accord
ingly, whoever did the thing made use of
an alkaloid, knowing that in such a solu
tion any amount ot arsenic could ba dis
solved. Some Other Persons Poisoned.
There bave been other arsenic poisoning
cases developed here. Annie Armstrong,
a domestic employed by Her. Mr. Hansen,
a Lutheran minister, died Saturday, and
it is known that it was a case of poison
ing. Mrs. Hansen is suffering with the
same i-ympioms as those which marked
Annib's illness.. The fact that tbe girl
did not die immediately after being taken
sick is conclusive evidence that poisoc
was given to ber in small doses, and that
it was not accidental. There are foul'
male members of the Hansen family, the
father and three sons, yet none of these
has been affected in the least daring the
time the female members of tbe family
have been ill.
SARA TAKING IN 'FRISCO.
The Bernhardt Sees Chinatown and a
San Fkaxcisco, April 29 Sara Bernhardt
seems to have energy enough to tire out
a dozen ordinary women. Saturday night,
after two performances of "La Tosca," the
last of which only ended at midnight, she
madeatonrof Chinatown, inspected sever
al opium dens,and spent a Ion? time in the
Chinese theatre, tiring out every one who
accompanied her. Early yesterday morn
ing she went with several of her company
to witness a slugging match.
Teamed for a New Sensation.
Thomas Gillen and Ed Scooney gave a
lively exhibition of the manly art. They
fought four hard rounds, and Bernhardt
was a deeply interested spectator, espe
cially wnen it looked at one time as though
Scooney would be knocked out. She had
never before witnessed a pike-fight, and
yearned for this new sensaufcn.
A $400,000 DEFALCATION.
The Ninth National Bank of New York
Xew YoRX, April 29. Bank Examiner
Hepburn was closeted yesterday with the
dieictors of the Ninth National bank. It
was reported that the surplus had disap
peared, and that the loss was through the
operations of J. T. Kill, the late president
of the bank, who died about a month
ago. It was alleged that the a.tiount is
about $400,000, but that the bank would
not lose it all, being secured in part by
real estate; and that the solvency of the
bank was in no way impaired.
Later. The examination of the affairs
of the bank made by Bank Examiner
Hepburn and a clearing house committee
last night confirmed the loss of about
400,00u to the bank through the defalca
tion of its president, John T. Hill.
AN ANTI-SEMITIC LUNATIC.
He Declares That all Jews Should Be
Killed and Begin the Woik.
Richmond, Ind., April Philip
Schmidt, of Canton, O., a cutter, whe
came here two weeks ago and secured em
ployment in the establishment of George
W. Schepman, became suddenly deranged
at the Huntington house, and, declaring
.that every Hebrew in the land should lie
killed, made a vicious assault on Mr. E
H. Heilbrun, of Cincinnati, a gust of the
hotel. He was taken to the county jail
and locked up after a desperate resist
ance. Hk brother, Jacob Schmidt, ot
Canton, arrived, and will take his un
fortunate brother home.
AH SIN OBJECTS TO BLAIR,
And the State Department Officially No
tified of the Fart.
WA'-niNGTOS Cm", April . The state
department announced la-st nieht that
the Chinese government has notified thU
government of its unwillingness to re
ceive ex-Senator Henry W. Blair as the
American minister to China.
PlTTBUnc, Pa., April 29. Minister
Bluir passed through here last night on
bis way to San I'rancisco to sail fot
China. He did not know that he had
been repudiated by China on account ot
his anti-Chinese utterances in tbe senate,
and did not seem to care very much.
Heirs to a Large Estate.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa, April 29 The es
tate of the late Robert Edwards is soon to
be divided among the heirs. This estate
comprises sixty-five acres in the city of
New York, lying in three separate parcels
on both sides of Broadway, and valued at
$300,000,000. Two of the heirs, Thomas
Edwards and Mrs. Ann McDouald, are
residents of thU city and expect to receive
about $2,0()0,(H)0 apiece. The property was
leased for a term of ninety-nine years, the
lease has just expired and the occupants
have made aa offer for a compromise, but
the offer was not considered at all ade
quate to its value, and a meeting of tbe
heirs has been called in New York to
formulate a plan of procedure.
The Sprlug Snake fetory.
Fkanklis, Ind., April 29. An oak log
that was being sawed up at Henry Ma
ley's mill, a few miles south of here, was
found to contain 12i blacksnakes, they
having entered a crack in the trunk
caused by a windstorm. The largest one
killed measured 0 feet fi inches. A nest of
snake esg was also found, n addition
to countless small reptiles just hatching
Failure at Kansas City.
Kansas Citt, April 2: John Lloyd, a
dry goods merchant at 1.002 aud 1,004
Main street, aud Lloyd 5c Brace, dry
goods. l,r.0l West Twelfth street, of which
firm John Lloyd is also a member, made
an assignment yesterday to William
Allbrium for the benefit of creditors. It
is stated that the assets, about 70,000,
will exceed tut liabilities.
Charcoal Worth S25.00O Bnrniug.
MAl.tjCETTE, Mich., April 29 A small
mountain of charcoal, containing over
250.CM) bushels, is slowly burning to ashes
near the Pioneer furnace, Negaunee. The
lire department cannot extinguish the fire
and it may burn for a month. The char
coal belongs to the Pioneer Furnace
companv. is worth 25,000 und is insured
Tore His Head Completely Ofl.
CLEVELAND, O., April 2a A horrible
accident occurred at tbe A Very Stamping
works in this city yesterday. John Seiv
ert was working at an emery wheel,
when it suddenly burst, tearing his bend
completely from his body. The heal fisw
backward aud the features were hornbl y
Would Have Buried Her Babe Alive.
Masos Citt, la., April 29. Mrs. Ander
son became violently insane yesterday,
and, taking her two little children by the
hand, proceeded toward the cemetery,
where she intended to bury them alive us
sacrifices. Some women banded together
and wrested the children from their
Will Ignore Priestly Opposition.
Montreal, April 29. The committee
appointed by the local branch of tbe Irish
National leugue. to arrange for the recep
tion on May 8 of tbe Parnell delegates,
have decided to ignore tbe opposition of
the clergy, and to go on with the1 arrange
ments for the reception of tbe delegates.
Xhe Alton elevator at Kansas City, with
five cars of grain, was burned Monday
niiiht; loss, $60,000.
HE WILL X0T EUN.
An Important Letter Expected
A MUCH-MOOTED QTJZSTI05 SETTLED
The Secretary of State Positively Out of
the Race for President Some Excel
lent Iodorsers of the Statement with.
Collateral Evidence of Its Truth Ex
Governor Foraker Collared by a Re
porter and Some Political Observation
New York, April 29. A special from
Pougkeepsie say: The News-Press pub
lishes the following: "Stephen B. Elkins
is authority for the statement that James
G. Blain will shortly announce his de
cision not under any circumstances to
allow his name to be used at the next
Republican National convention as a
candidate for president. It is said that
Mr. Blaine's letter of announcement will
be so positive as to admit of but one con
struction, and that is that he never again
will be a candidate for the presidency."
What Is Said at the Capital.
A special to The Herald from Washing
ton City says: "President Harrison will be
renominated by acclamation." This is
what the Republican politicians are be
ginning to say with a unanimity which
means a great deal. Senator Quay, the
chairman of tbe Republican national
committee, has declared himself for Har
rison, and Mr. Clarkson, the president of
the league of Kepublicau clubs, who has
been here for a few days, also declares fer
Harrison. Now comes Secretary Blaine
and tells his friends that Harrison is the
best president the country has had since
Lincoln. Tbe Indiana politiciaas, some
of whom have been very bitter against
the president, are singing tbe same tune.
A Quotation from the Premier.
The fact that Stephen B. Elkins, Mr.
Blaine's alter ego in business matters
and his enthusiastic worker in politics
says that Mr. Blaine will flatly refuse the
caudidacy ought of itself to De sufficient.
Expressions from Mr. Blaiue arebeing
quoted by his friends. "I 5uld "not" be
president for a million dollars." was the
remark which he made to one of them a
few days iil;o. Mr. Clarksou said yester-
lay that Blaine could undoubtedly have
t he nomination if he wanted it, but he
-.vould be for Harrison. He and Quay
-vould represeut the party organization.
i.ud doubtless speak the sentiments of the
Prefers the Secretary's Chair.
Mr. I'daine appears to be sincere in his
eire to ke p out of the presidential
l'.ght. While he is in fair health, he has
l ot the superfluous enercy which would
liable him to go through a fighting
campaign. Moreover, he likes the posi
t'on t f secretary of state, and enjoys win
ting diplomatic triumphs it the seclu
Mon of his library lwtter than he would
tie dreary round of handshaking and
crlice broking which come to be the prin-
c.pal uutic of the man in the Yhite
Louse. He is iu love with his politics,
reciprocity, aud would like to continue
his work iu it and iu other diplomatic
triumphs during another four years in
the state department.
Harrison Only Dangerous Rival.
Blaine has some of the Napoleonic fatal
Urn, and is almost convinced, like his great
exemplar, Henry Clay, that he can never be
elected to the presidency. He may wait a
ftw months longer for the progress of
events, but the Harrison men are begin
ning to believe that he is in earnest in not
seeking another nomination, and that a
positive letter of declination will soon be
received from him. It is tbe universal
or inion here that Blaine is the only for
m dable rival to President Harrison and
if Blaine is "not in it." Harrison's nomina
tic n is sure.
NOTHING AGAINST HARRISON.
-'He' all Right" Say ti-Got. Foraker
Some Other Remarks.
Chicago. April 29 Ex -Gov. Foraker
wts at the Auditorium hotel yesterday.
He was asked about bis neglect to say a
werd of President Harrison in his Cincin
nai i speech last week.
"Oh, pshaw!" be replied, with a mixture
of amusement and disgust, "what's the
usi of talking aty more about that? It's
betn magnified out of all proportion to
"People will talk, you know, governor."
"Yes, I know," he continued, and he
flicked some dust from his sleeve with a
careless gesture, ns if he thought the peo
ple were wasting lots of good time.
A Few Kickers, of Course.
"But really, there was nothing in it," be
continued. "I have nothing apainst Harri
son. Nothing at alL He's all right. He
has given us a clean, conservative admin
istration, and the people are generally
sati tlel with it.
"jes, a lew. i tie governor said this
without a 6mile. "It would be uprising
if there were not. There are always some
dissatisfied persons in every party, you
kuo'v. Can't satisfy everybody, a presi
dent can t. 1 uidn t think it was ueces
sary to mention everybody in the party
whea I made that speech. GuesB the next
time I make u speech I'll mention no
nam e except those of dead men."
McKinlev anil Sherman.
He didn't know why the president's
pitt ire was left out if the souvenir; nor
who would he the next Republican prei
tleni ial candidati; was certain that Mc-Kink-y
would be next governor of Ohio;
had jo time to attend to politics, but em-
phat caliy asserted that Senator Sherman
woull not retire, and, on the contrary.
woul 1 be bis own successor.
Reception to McKinlev.
Bi:.KKLYS, N. Y., April 29. The Union
Leag le club last night tendered an 'in
formal reception to ex-Congressman Mc-
Kiult-y, of Ohio. Previous to the recep
tion t. dinner was served, at which about
fifty persons sat down. Among those
present were Mui-at Jialstead, Hon. S. V.
Whiti', William B?rri. Andrew D. Baird,
aud o' hers. Mr. McKinley made a brief
address on tbe services of the Republican
party to the country.
Snssian Brutality Illustrated.
Losoox, April 29. Among the Jews
who lecently emigrated from Russia is
one Itaac Rosebalt, whose case has
aroused considerable attention. He bears
ou bis leg an iron over which the skin has
partly grown, and which was fastened on
him Ire years ago in a Russian prison at
Kieff, from which Rosebalt attempted to
escape alter being arrested on a charge of
proselyting for Judaism. It is feared
that tie removal of the iron now might
nave a serious result.
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