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and Daily Argus
HOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, JAXUAUY 1, 182.
Slngl Coptea 5 Cents
Per Week 18M Gents
VOL. XIXO. 60.
?e is a
re is a
THEY'VE GOT TO GO!
1-2 Off. 1-3 Off. 1-4 Off.
On or about Jan. 15th the New
London Clothing Co. will begin to
invoice. Determined to make all
goods into money, the London in
augurates a force sale, which for
upsetting of values regardless of re
tailing of merchandise, totally eclipses
any special, or even sheriff or bank
rupt sale Rock Island has ever known;
1 -2 Off, 1 - 3 Off, 1 -4 Off
from our already low prices, at which
i we have this season as always under
sold the town,, will entice you to buy
an elegant overcoat, suit, furnishing
goods, or hats and caps for little or
nothing, and reduce our mammoth
stock to proper limits for stock tak
ing lanuarv 15th, this cut will cer
tainly accomplish our point in view.
We resort now to the only plan the
SACRIFICE AND LOSS!
Now is Your Time to Act, and
THE r.AKXAlSY CASE
It Winds Up with a Verdict of
Guilty of Murder,
k PARTIAL CONFESSION BY GRAVES
A.d llio Hurried I'ligltt of Hli Counsel,
Col. Ilalloii The Latter Implicated in
the Poisoning of Sirs. lturnaliy by tha
oetor An Indictment of the Attor
ney Kn cted The Condemned Man
Make Threat Against His Own l ife
The Stricken Wife and Mother.
Pknver, Jan. 4. Dr. Graves lias made
H partial confession of liis guilt, impli
cating Cnlenel Pallou in tlie death of Mrs.
Pnrnaby, anil the colonel lias fled. Pe
fore the verdict of the jury was made
known the Providence lawyer made his
preparations to escape. He left the court
room at r o'clock Saturday night after
listening to the greater jwirtion of Pistrict
Attorney Stevens' closing argument. He
went directly to the Valcjo, the privateho-t.-l
where he was stopping, ami hurried
packed his belongings. He t-alleil Man
ait r l'.vnns, of the hotel, to his apart
picat and told him that he desired to set
tle his hills.
Hud Ituslncss that Couldn't Wait.
The latter expressed his surprise that
the lawyer would leave so unexpectedly,
when the fate of his client had not yet
been determined. Colonel Pallou en
joined secrecy upon him, telling him that
his business engagements would not p r
mit of his remaining longer, lie left tlie
hotel at .VtlO, not stopping for supper. Pis
wife went wit li hiin. They lunched at an
obscure rest a 11 lint in this city and went to
the Vnh'ii station. Colonel ltallou bought
tickets ;ii,d ,K.k the s::n K.xk Island train
for the east. He made arrangements t o
have the verdict telegraphed to hiiil on the
(iraves liicri m in:il ing ltcnnrks.
One hour after his secret depart ure the1
start 1 in.u verdict, condemning Dr. Graves
to deal h. was found. i'.cfore the lawyer's,
depart tire he w as accused of being an ac-r-oinpiire
of Dr. Graves. It is supposed that
t his. coupled w it h a premonition of w Irit '
t ae verdict would lie. frightened him. On
his way to jail after liis f;ite had been pne
iioiiueed by the jury Pr. (iraves made dam
aging statements about Colonel Halloo.
"It lialiou had not come out lu re, 1 would
lu'M l- have been convicted." he said. 'T
wanted to testify t hat 1 scuta bottle if
pure whisky to Mrs. Painahy. Killol
would noi hi n:e. !! is ;s gs.iliy as I am.
1 followed his ii;--t rtn 1 ions, and it is ni.t
ri'.M that he f lioiihl go five and I tothe
fi ; lows.
ill Hunt the l'lecing l awyer.
Mrs. Craves t ci i ived many dispatches of
condolence vesteniav. but none was from
i Colonel ltallou. Il is believed that he will
arrive in Chicago Monday morning, unless
he stops on t he way. Il is not limun witut
t he (lest mat ion of hisih-kct was. Speak
ing of Colonel Hal'.ou's liight John C,m-
! lad. prosecuting witness for the stale.
said: 'Although Colonel Palhm has lied
it is as ea-y to bring him back as il was
for him to disappear from Denver. I w ill
follow-him to t he uttermost, parts of the
world." The grand jury w ill meet tomor
row morning, after a long recess, when
Colonel Pillion's Might will be considered.
It is expected that he w ill be indicted in
the next few days.
The Doctor Threatens Suicide.
Pr. (iraves is in the condemned cell of
the jail here and a that li-w at ch is placed
over hiin. Suicide is feared, as he fre
quently threatened yesterday to take his
life. He was a pitiable object yesterday
afternoon, seen sitting in dishabille on the
side of his rude iron cot. He had not even
combed his hair. '"Oh, my (iod, this is
terrible." he exclaimed to the I'nited Press
correspondent. "I am an innocent man."
(ireat tears rolled don n his cheeks. Then
he liegged that his wife 1 not interviewed.
"Her troubles are already great enough.1'
he said. There was a w ild gleam in his
eye that suggested desperation to the ob
server. He refused to talk about Col.
Pillion fit all.
THE RENDERING OF THE VERDICT.
A I numinous Agreement as to ;uilt
Two stricken Women.
Guilty of murder in the first degree"
was the verdict the jury brought in against
Dr. T. Thatcher Graves for the murder of
Mrs. Josephine A. Parnaby. The verdict
was brought in at !M0 o'clock Saturday
evening. The twelve men had been out
Rn hour and a half. The jury was practi
cally unanimous on this verdict from the
start. Most of the hour and thirty min
utes they spent in the jury room was
consumed in leading the c ourt's instruc
tions, and comparing the writing in the
letters of Dr. Graves with the inscription
on the liottlethat contained the poison,'
which brought, death to Mis. Parnaby.
It Inflect on l'risoncr and Counsel.
When the clerk pronounced t he words,
Murder in the tirst degree." the audience
started to cheer, but the court bailiff
rapped for order, and intercepted the
demonstration. The sweat popped from
the brow of the accused, and he rose from
his chair. Judge l'urmaii. the prisoner's
counsel, placed his hands over his face and
wept. In all his experience this was the
first conviction any client of his had ever
suffered. The defeat seemed toerush him.
Pr. Graves did not weep, but his excite
ment was almost overwhelming. The
court ordered two deputy sheriffs to take
the criminal to murderer's cell awaiting
him at the county jail. When the irons
were taken out to be locked on Pr. Graves'
wrists he shuddered, and begged for a few
minutes more.. It was granted, but for
fifteen minutes only. Then he was taken
The Wire and Mother Crushed.
At the Vallejo, the Itoarding place of Dr.
Graves, where the wife of the condemned
man and his mother were waiting for the
verdict, an affecting scene was witnessed.
The wife was waiting at the door for the
message, and she had hoped that her hus
band might bring it -to her. When she
saw another coming a premonition seized
her, and tears came in her eyes. At the
announcement she could not contain her
grief. fche wept bitterly, and begged that
the might be taken to hex husband. The
aged mother heard the wailings of her
daughter-in-law, and came to hear the ver
dict. When she heard It sheswnoutd
away. After she reived she, too, asked
permission to see her son. They were
driven to the jail, and after ten minutes
spent in weeping they said .nod night, and
left. The attorneys for the defense lilt-da
motion for a new trial.
The Crime Charged Against llilu.
Mrs. Parnaby was the wife of J. II.
Parnaby, a wealthy merchant of Provi
deuce, who secured a divorce from his
Hue, leaving her with a lot-tune. Dr.
Graves was her intimate friend and finan
cial adviser on a salary of ?.".oo0 a, year.
Mrs. Parnaby was a great traveler, and
she spent a portion of each summer at the
residence of Edward Dennett at Pine
Mountain Pake, X. V. Past spring while
there she and Pr. Graves had a misunder
standing. Mrs. Parnaby immediately
start wl west and eventually arrived in this
city, where she visited the Worrells.
The Fatal Hottle Arrives.
April 3, six days before she arrived here,
a package came to her address which con
tained a lmttle laleled ''Fine old whisky
from your friend in the woods." The
night of the 1:1th after a drive she and Mrs.
Worrell drank the contents of the bottle
and both were taken ill, and Mrs. Parnaby
nfter suffering terrible agony died. Mrs.
Worrell recovered at the end of a few days.
Physicians declared that the woman died
from arsenical poisoning, and the detec
tives were set to work. The Worrells
were lieneficiaries in Mrs. Parnaby's will
to the extent of flO.OOd'and Dr. Graves fot
EXPLOSION OF NITRO-GLYCERINE.
MONTHLY PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT.
Ifebt Increased luring llorciiiher to the
Amount or !KS,-! I. ;)!.
WASHiN(;TiV..Jan. 4. Tlie monthly pub
lic debt statement issued from the treas
ury department Saturday shows an in
fease in I lie aggregate of the debt during
t'le last month amounting to '4. i4'.U5.
There whs a decrease of fl.J.'iS.lltl in noi
i itercst liearing debt, an increase of fbiu
in the bonded debt, and a decrease of !,
i ..', Ts'.Ulti iii the surplus cash in the treas
ury. The total debt less :'4.."; l.l'.'s.rso net
cash balance of surplus, and the t-imi itoil..
(m) gold reserve is $Ml,4'i7,Ms.::i. of this
amount .. 'W.ICO is interest beat in i
debt, made up of .",."'.. ivJ.i 1 s 4 per cent,
bonds and f .'... 'f'4.."ou J per wins, now oiit-
Kciiuctioii During Last Year.
The principal of the out standing bonds
has been reduced fci.'t.'.ni-.'.VTo d uring the cal
endar year just closed. s'-Xi.l'.m 4 and s::,
SKi.iTiii 4' ..s having 1h i u redeemed durin;;
the twelve mont lis. The net ca-h or sur
plus in the treasury exi lui e of 1 he .loti,
(MI.IM) gold Veserve is
against $.h.", is-,-.' ,,ii . Ian. 1. ls;;. of the
surplus, national bank depositories hold
.sJo.'.'-'rMs., against c'-i.Ho.sr-; ave.ir nuo.
The treasury gold coin and bullion a- ts
aggregate s:rs,s4i;,;4'.t. about .si',..sihi.oo() h-ss
than a year ago, and iJ.ouit less than
on .lall.'l, is; n.
silver and Government Kecclpt.
Silver assets have increased about - l.oOO,
00o during last month and aioi:t
liai dining t he year just closed, and aggn -gate
.-mr.niyifj. Against gold i-oin and
bullion and silwr assets tin re are Sir,.i.Ms.
s in gold certificates and .MOJ, I; 1:1.4 .m ju
silver cer; iiicatcs outstanding. Govern
ment receipts during Decern bet-aggregate. I
f.T.'.tt.V.is.i, against $'ll.:!;0.ii in Decembe!,
1s;hi. Customs receipts during the last
month were f 1.1.N"o;..V."t, or f-.VJ.o.lii d li-s
than in December, lS:m. and internal reve
nue receipts were, lC,4-r,i'4'i, or about 5ii,
(100 less than a year ago.
The Aggregate of Kcccit.
lleceipls front all sources from July first
t ) Di-c. iirst.the first half of the fiscal" year,
aggregated in round numliers. l i5.,."i,ii,
or 54:1,00(1,(1 less than for the correspond
ing six mont lis of lS'.tO. This big 1,,, ,,f re
venue was mainly in the customs receipts,
the revenue from this source for the pat
six months aggregating fx".7iJ.:S41, against
U'-1,-J40,l!t0 from July first to Dec. :il, is;).
Tlie Account of Kteud it ores.
. Government expenditures during the
last six mouths aggregated SsC-.OOO.ooO less
than expenditures during the correspond
ing six months of l.v.trt. Of this decrease
fc!0,(XiO,(10 is due to prepayment of interest
on bonds reih-emeil. f iii.oo.ooo for -premium
on bonds purchased, and about
f7,O00,000 for pension payments. These
three items of expense for the past six
months and for the first half of the pre
ceding fiscal year were 11s follows: Inter
est lsiMi, W).s:u.:s; lsoi. f;..v-4.;i.'4.
Premium Isi.Hi, si0.:tiii.t!i: ls'.il. nothing.
Pensions 1S1, CH!ool,'.70: ImU, --f.i y.
A IVnnsjlvania Town Shaken and Tw
Men ltlnwn to Atims. '
PlTlsitl liii. Jan. 4. The oil town of Mc
Ponald. eighteen miles from this city, was
frhaken to its foundation Saturday after
noon by the explosion of a magazine ol
nitroglycerine, located on the Glenn
farm, just otitsideof tow n. John Fair and
George Condy. were literally blown tc
atoms, the only piece found being a pari
of the backbone of one of the victims
Pair was a farmer, living w ith his w ife and
daughter on a farm near town. Coudy is
single, his home was at Hradford. Pa.
llaoc with Window (tings.
Thomas Irviu. who was working thirtj
feet distant from the magazine, was badly
cut aiHiut tin; head and shoulders, but will
recover. The cause of the explosion is not
known. Condy was a new man at tha
business, and it is supposed that hedropped
a can of the explosive. Nearly every light
of glass within two miles of the scene waJ
CHILI WILL COME DOWN.
The Xrgot iat ions now Carried on With
out Fgan's Help.
W simi,thV. Jan. 4. Peace between
Chili and ti e I'nited States last night
seemed certain. The diplomatic negotia
t ion aii no lonuer conduct ed at longrange.
The cut ire ip'e-M ion is under consideration
by ti e py 'i :;t ,-inl secretary of state her
iiud t he minister of Chili.
Ile i'ing Immediately w ith Chill.
Minister Kgau is not used in transacting
the negot iat ions except so far a he may 1:4
the intermediary for the communication
of messages. That even may be doubted,
for it is t-ttilcrsttiod that the representa
tions of this government are madedirectly
to Minister Montt. and that he cotiimuni
catcsihein in:nicili:Ui ly to l is own gov
ernment, so that Minister Kgan is in a
measure tiisregai lcd.
Puring Christmas week 000,000 letters
and parcels wen1 posted iu London and
:.t:i.il,ooo were delivered. Tin-re were 15,
000 sorters anil postmen on duty on Christ
mas eve within the metropolitan area.
hi Thursday last the Loudon Gas Light
Rial Coke company's .customers consumed
.'..it- feet of gas: ia.J"0 tons U
-ti; by t he i-m.ip any that day,
i'm::iI wouhl have formnl
. 1'J 11 iii, s h'gh and one foot ill
- founil in the Ciu
i.ibie.s. Police ar
THE ERRING MRS. OSBORNE.
What ShePid w ith Her Ill-fintten Money
An I'nlucky llaliy.
PomwiV, Jan. 4. The Sunday Sun an
nounces that Mrs. Osborne, who disap
deared after the exposure of her guilt in
stealing and selling Mrs. Hargreaves'
jewels, has, since her Might, lieen dclivcn-d
of a child. It was on account of her deli
cate condition at the time of her trial that
so much sympathy was felt for the erring
woman, and it is probable that this had
something to do with the case with which
she slipped out of sight without interfer
ence from the authorities. Her exact
w hereabouts are still unknown to the pub
lic. For 1 Presses and liouiiets.
The bank notes which Mrs. Osborne re
ceived in payment for the gems, and which
she endorsed w ith her maiden name, are
coming to light here and there. The police
are able to discern, by means of the-endorsements
thereon, that the money was
paid out by Mrs. Osborne chiefly in liqui
dation of dressmakers' and milliners bills
Thus is furnished material for more homi
lies on the dangers of extravagance, and of
the temptations which bev t persons who
attempt to live in a style lieyond their
Will Not Crosecute opr.
Passim;. Mich.. Jan. 4. Prosecuting
Attorney Pro-rr. of Ingham county, who
was a member of the commilU-e that in
vestigated the charges of malfeasance
against ex-Secretary of State Sojer, an
nounces that he will not prosecute tht dis
graced official, as there is no chance of se
curing a conviction. The evidence shows
that Sojier tried to secure illegal emolu
ments, but there is no proof that he suc
ceeded. HeUer N ew ton Slowly Improving.
New Youk, Jan. 4. liev. Dr. Heber
Newton is slowly improving. He is able
to sit up in bed. Dr. Packard, his phy
siciaD, says that he is out of danger.
coal wa'T-e hi
and t lie g.i
a . ultimo -i
A ilvn; ,. bomb 1
ciuna' i 'al i onipaiA
mi est lg.it nig.
M uulerer s;i i.-ih 1 .ody has been taken
away from ti.-; .it Pall-, X. il., surtvptl
tious'y. Frank .1. Han-is at tended .1 dance at St.
Louis, d iiii i i a'.l night, and then took a
dose of morphine. Disappointment in
( I. orgede Peughin. of I!rnss(.s. a Belgian
vi-i ounj. l as enlisted as a private at li.ilti
jnoiv in the I'nited Mates army.
Sly. the suspi-ctcd train robber, has been
iii. m i tied by two witnesses as one of the
leaders in the l.'Ytidalo, Mo., "hold-up."
A block of buildings at Yandalia. Ills.,
burned. Loss. '.'i.Oim.
.r:nory hall at Tayiorville, Ills., with
several other buildings was biirneiL Loss,
.s.0.000; insurance, .S'go.mo.
The Xew- York Sun has announced it
formal withdrawal from t he Associated
Press. The Worid says that the Sun's
w ithdraw a! all'eets only The Sun. and not
in any w ay i he coinpai i ness of the Asso
ciated Press or its facilities for getting
L. C. Wci-stein, drug clerk, and L.
Strauss, butcher, of Cincinnati, wer
taken in just in time to prevent them
lighting a duel.
A big strike is imminent in the Elgin
watch factory over reduction of wages.
Three thousand men are likely to be in
volved. Alfred Oman. '1 years old, assistant
cashier of the San Pedro. Cala., bank, shot
and killed himself. He was married
Christmas day and had just returned from
the wedding trip. Xo reiu-on for the sui
cide is known.
Snow near Caisson City. New, i from sia
to fourteen feet deep. Two Italians ar
missing and supposed to be lost.
Kire at Xh Hie destroyed .1 half mill
ion dollars' worth of property and crushed
to death four firemen Aaron Cockrell,
J. Allen, Harvey Kwing and C: C.
Two young Mexicans fought a duel with
knives right in front of the cathedral at
Coi-ImhIh. Mex. Poth were killed. The
trouble was over a girl, whom both loved.
Senator Kelt on. of California, says that
Senator Stanford is not trying to woo tha
Alliance nomination for president.
An ax blade and a tomahawk wer
sawed out of the centre of a log. at Grant
Twenty-five saloon at Atlanta out of.
twenty-eight will In-closed, liecause thers
is no money in the business.
Keep :ss Money
Lestc than Half the price
of other kinds.
A YKIAL WILL PROVE THIS.
roanan. iuc. s,
Qaarierv, 5e. '
Sold by Orouits
ia Cut only.