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Vol. xli no. 271.
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 4, 1893.
Single Copies OnM
Par Week IS UiM
Rock island Daily Arquts.
is not as cheap as our FALL OVERCOATS
we are selling for
Worth $12.00 to $18.00.
We bought them cheap, and are going to sell
'em cheap and quick.
You can buy school suits almost at your own price. We must unload,
as we have bought too many goods for the room we have.
For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduae the immense line we
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in the
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124 126 and 128
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It is the beet Soap made
For v ashing Machine use.
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Will cure you and keep ycu well,
for gale at Harper House Pharmacy.
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Sash. Dcora, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenues.
Dll. GRAVES IS DEAD
The Alleged Murderer Takes
His Own Life.
HIS REASONS FOE THE RASH ACT.
Poison the Probable , Mciins Adopted
Train Robber, in Missouri Wantonly Kill
an Ki press Meuener and Rob the Pas
sengersStartling Crime in Which a
Man Kills Bis Htnefactwr and Then Hlm
jelf Assassination in Towa.
TDenver, Sept. 4. Dr. T. Thatcher
Graves, the convicted poisoner of Mrs.
Josephine Barnaby, has committed suicide
in his cell at the county jail, presumably
by taking poison. He was found stiff and
cold in death at 9 a. m. On his person was
fouud the following letter:
"Deny Kit, Colo., Aug. 9, 1S93.
"To the Coroner of Denver:
"Dear Sir Please do not hold an au
topsy on my remains. The cause of death
may be rendered as follows: Died from
persecution. Worn out. Exhausted. Yours
"T. Thatcher Graves, M. D."
The corpse 'vas quite cold when found.
No direct evidence of suicide was visible,
but the above letter tells the story. There
were also letters to Mrs. Graves, wife of
the doctor; to Jailor Crews and an ad
dress to the public. That the prisoner
had long contemplated taking his own life
Is evident from the date of the letter Aug.
Could A fiord No More Money.
Another letter was addressed to Cap
tain Crews, the jailor. It reads as fol
lows: "Aug. 25, l$!;t: It would keep a man
busy to follow Stevens and answer the
lies which he nnblushingly peddles out to
the papers. One or two, however, need at
tention and they are easily proven to be
lies. I was a member of the Massachu
setts State Medical society. I never made
application to the Khode Island State
Medical society for admission.
"My lawyers have the full reports, show
ing that I neither wronged the estate of
Mrs. Bnrnaliy and that the estate now
owes mc outside of the legacy by will,
The public sto what 1 have to expect from
the villainous, cowardly falsehoods of
Stevens. I cannot expend more money
fighting him. I must take the only means
to provide it for my wife and dear, honored,
aged mother. T. Tu atciikk Graves."
llrief History of the Cane.
Dr. Graves was awaiting his second trial
for the alleged murder of Mrs. Josephine
Barnaby, of Providence, who at the time
of her death was visiting friends in Den
ver. She died April 19, 1U. On April 9
sh a drank from a bottle of whisky that
had come by mail from Boston and that
was labeled "Wish you a happy New
Year. Please accept this fine old whisky
from your friends in the woods." The
whisky contained a solution of arsenic.
Dr. (i raves was accused of sending the
bottle. After one of the most famous
trials in the criminal annals of this coun
try Dr. Graves was convicted of murder in
the first degree and was sentenced to le
hanged. The supreme court granted him
a new trial, which was to have begun the
latter part of this month.
No Other Letters Given Out.
The officials will not give out the other
letters until Mrs. Graves, who is pros
trated with this aat affliction, has read
them. Stevens, referred to in the letter
given above, is the prosecuting attorney
here. He also has prepared a statement to
the public. What drug the doctor used ia
not known, and in spite of his request
that it be not done an autopsy will be
held. How he obtained the drug is also a
mystery. His wife frequently visited him
and was with him the day before he died.
but she was searched before she was ad
mitted. Still, enough morphine to kill a
man is a very small package.
Ex-District Attorney Stevens' statement
is out. He disclaims have done any
thing against Graves that was not justi
fied, and presents some new evidence which
he has found while preparing for a new
trial. The most important of this is that
of J. M. Breslyn, of Canton, Mass., a cred
ible witness, who states that in November,
1890, on the Old Colony railway, a man
came to him and got him to write an ad
dress on a piece of paper, and the address
was the very one that was on the bottle of
whisky that caused Mrs. Barnaby .s death
Breslyn described the man and Stevens
says the description utted Dr. Graves.
WAS A WANTON MURDER.
Missouri Train Kobbera Have Another
Life to Answer fort
SrKINGFiELl, Mo., Sept. 4. The east-
bound passenger train, on the 'Frisco, in
charge of Conductor Mills, was held up
by highwaymen at Mound Valley, a flag
Btation a short distance east of Oswego,
Kan. The train had stopped to take on
a passenger. As the train was ready to
move three men sprang from the p!atforn
to the tender and ordered the engineer to
pull out until told to stop. The engineer
and fireman were covered with Winches
ters and obeyed. Messenger C. A. Chap
man was killed. One of the highwaymen
looked around the side of the car and saw
the messenger standing in the door of his
car. The robber fired and the messenger
fell out of the car.
- When the train bad gone about two
miles the engineer was ordered to stop and
the engine crew was locked in the baggage
car with the baggageman. The roblers
first entered the express car, but found the
safe locked, the key being in the pocket of
the messenger, whose dead body was lying
at the side of the track where it fell, and
thus their wanton muider had defeated
the robbers of their principal object. They
pried and battered the lock but could not
open the safe. Time being valuable to
them the three robbers then entered the
smoker, two in front and one in the rear.
The robbers in front ordered all hands up.
Th colored porter was the Erst man
robbed. The leader of the gang was un
masked and the other two wore handker
chiefs over their faces. After the passen-o-rs
in tbeKnioker bad been relieved of
their valuables tne r06oers wen tr one a w
the first chair car, where the same pro
gramme was carried out. In the mean
time the porter had made his way back to
the chair car and informed Conductor
Mills of the cause of the stoppage.
1 be conductor went into the sleeper and
locked the door. Chief of Police Cone, of
Wichita, a passengar, was in the sleeper,
and started to do battle to the robbers, but
was dissuaded by t he conductor, wno told
lam the roobers were well armed and des
perate men, and the loss of life would be
too great. The officer and the porter then
posted themselves at the door with pistols,
having tirst put out all the lights. The
second chair car was the last one visited
bp the robbers. It was searched In the
same system and manner as the other two.
The robbers then unlocked the baggage
car and told the engineer be could go on.
The train backed to the station and the
crew began looking for Chapman's body.
It was found in the weeds a short distance
from the track. He was quite dead, a
Winchester bullet having crashed through
the back of his head. Chapman's body
was taken to his home in Joplin, Mo. He
was 24 years old and recently married. The
robbery occupied only fifteen minutes, and
half an hour's time was consumed in all
before the train again got under way. The
sheriff at Oswego has two parties in pur
suit. It is thought the robbers hnve gone
towards the Indian territory. The three
men were young, well-dressed,cool in their
work and evidently olds hands at it.
STRANGE MURDER AND SUICIDE.
An Octogenarian Killed by His Friend,
Who Afterward Drowns Himself.
Lansing, la., Sept. 4. One of the most
horrible crimes perpetrated in the history
of Allamakee county was perpetrated two
miles west of this city. William Haney,
an octogenarian and founder of this city,
vas inhumanely murdered by his most in
timate, friend and watcher, Joseph Haney,
who afterward committed suicide by
drowning himself in the creek nearby.
Both were invalids, the former being help
less for the past ten years and living with
the latter, who had given him a home for
the past fifieea years, finally deeding him
the farm in lieu of taking care of him
Bum breakfasted at the tame table less
than an hotu before and apparently were
on the best of terms up to the moment of
committing he terrible deed. Haney ap
proached h's victim from behind as ho
sat in an invalid chair reading the morn
ing paper. Slipping a strap around his
neck he strangled him, and at the same
time beat ban over the head with his
hickory cane, then walked into another
part of the house and coolly told the fam
ily to send for a coroner and proceeded di
rectly to the creek and took his own life.
BLOODY TRAGEDY IN EUROPE.
A Young Man Who Will Probable Grace a
Gallows Very Soon.
Bt DA PjCiTiH, Sept. 4. A terrible trage
dy occurred in Thalle, a village near here.
A young man of station, made desperate
because his attentions to a young lady bad
been slighted, Imagined that if he inherit
ed his father's large estates he would be
an acceptable suitor. He accordingly left
the ballroom where he had been convers
ing with the girl and going to his father's
house killed both his parents as they lay
in bed asleep, then murdered his six young
brothers and sisters. Then he returned to
the ball and danced the remainder of the
night. The next day he was arrested upon
suspicion and after two days' detention
confessed the crime.
Hanged a Negro Kavisher.
Cincinnati, Sept, 4. A dispatch from
McKinney, Ky., says that Will Arkison,
colored, aged 20, who assaulted Samuel
Upthegrove's little girl, was hanged by a
mob of 150 men at South Fork. Arkison
acknowledged his crime. The girl's father
gave Arkinson a good supper before the
hanging and asked the mob not to shoot
the prisoner after he was strung up.
Assassins Abroad in Iowa.
Kxoxville, la., Sept. 4. Dan McCarty,
an attorney living at Marysville, in the
southeastern part of this county, was shot
just after he had stepped out of his house
preparat ory to retiring by two men who
had been lying in wait for his appearance.
Officers are in pursuit of the assassins, but
so far no arrests have been made. Mc
Carthy was instantly killed.
Scott Got "a Plenty While GittlnV
New York, Sept. 4. A special to The
Times from Liucoln, Neb., says: The pres
ence of County Attorney Murphy to se
cure requisition papers for the return of
Barrett Scott.the embezzling county treas
urer, has developed that Scott's shortage
instead of $00,000, is fully $90,000.
Concluded Not to Lynch Them.
LouisviLLE.Sept. 4. Governor Brown has
received a telegram from CoL Gaither, at
Middleborougb, stating that all danger of
lynching the Marlin brothers has passed
and there is no occasion for calling out the
HAD A FINANCIAL CONFERENCE.
The 1'resident and Others Discuss a New
Hanking 8 stein.
Washington, Sept. 4. The wiseacres
here have it that President Cleveland,
Secretary Carlisle, Speaker Crisp, Hall of
Missouri, Warner of New York and one
other person held a conference Saturday,
at which schemes to do away with nation
al banks were discussed. One of them
the propositions made were only
tentative was repeal the tax on state
banks and issue to all bank? properly quali
fied notes manufactured by the govern
ment ot uniform design. The qualifica
tion was to be the possession by the bank
of stocks and bonds approved by the gov
ernment, which should be deposited with
the government as security for the notes,
which are to be supplied at cost. It was
stated' that fifty-seven of the Massachu
setts national banks would adopt the
scheme if it was agreed to.
Hunting Meacbams" Gang With Kouadfc.
Biumingiiam, Ala., Sept. 4. Upon the
request of the sheriff of Clark county sev
eral deputy sheriffs have left here with
trained bloodhounds for the hiding place
pf the Meachaui gang of outlaws. It is
now certain that the gan is hiding in the
swamps of Clark county and will make a
THE GRA"fcD ARMY ENCAMPMENT.
Gen. Harrison at the Navy Veteran's San
day Service Crowds Arriving.
Indianapolis, Sept, 4. The peace and
quiet that characterizes the usual In
dianapolis Sunday were somewhat ruth
lessly disturbed as the result of the inconi
ing of veterans in advance of the national
encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic. Every arriving train was load
ed down. For the first time in a score of
years the front doors of the saloons were
opened without fear of molestation or
espionage, numerous clothing and other
stores diil business until noon, while all
the theatres, the doors of which have been
closed tight on Sunday ever since the in
corporation of the city, were giving per
formances last night.
Ex-President Harrison, whose home
church is closed for the summer, attended
the Tabernacle Presbyterian church,
where a special service was in progress for
the naval vets, who attended in large
numbers. The church was crowded, buk
General Harrison was recognized in the
rear of the church and given a seat in the
front. Th a church was decorated elabor
ately with the red, white and blue of the
Today is reception day and early this
morning the worn of the reception com
mittees was begun and will be kept up all
day. Veterans are arriving in crowds on
every train and it is expected that there
will be 50,000 in the parade tomorrow.
Proceedings in Congress.
Washington, Sept. 4. The senate
dropped the repeal bill discussion Satur
day and Dolph made a speech on the Geary
anti-Chinese law. Voorhees at Hale's sug
gestion gave notice that he would ask the
senate to fix the daily hour of meeting at
11 a. m., remarking incidentally that be
was in favor of the majority ruling, and .
indicating that he would push the repeal
bill as fast as possible.
The house spent the day discussing the
rules with barely a quorum, but made no
progress, the whole day being devoted to
discussing the rule that makes 100 a quo
rum in committees of the whole, which
a portion of the Democrats antagonize.
is Lamont Still Private SecretaryT
Washington, Sept. 4. Secretary Lamont
haa decided not to recommend the ap
pointment ot the present applicants for the
office of assistant secretary of war, now
filled by General Lewis A. Grant. The un
usual care being taken in making the se
lection arises from the fact that the new
assistantant secretary will be practically
installed as secretary of war so far as the
administration of executive business is
concerned, to relieve Secretary Lamont of
the onerous daty of transacting routine
affairs and give him time to attend to the
confidential, public and political affairs of
Little Rhody to Send Troops to the Fair.
Newport, R. I., Sept. 4. The Newport
artillery, organized in 1741 and the oldest
active military company in the country,
expects to leave for the World's fair Oct.
2. It proposes to encamp upon the fair
grounds and on Rhode Island's day will
act as escort to Governor D. Rusiell
Brown, but it9 trip is entirely separate
from that of the state party.
Assets of Only SO Per Cent.
Des Moines, Sept. 4. Lee B. Durstine,
manager of the Iowa businecs of the
Equitable Life Insurance company, ha$
Exade an assignment. The liabilities are
placed in the neighborhood of $100,000 and
the assets not to exceed $20,0(6.
The "Dersey City-Cholera Scare.
Jerset City, Sept. 4. Surgeon General
Wyman and Dr. Bailhache have made
tour of the districts in which the supposed
cholera cases originated. They said that
they did not apprehend any further Out
break and were amply prepared for airy
emergency. It was decided to quarantine
the Jersey City hospital, where Crowe and
Mrs. Smith died, for one week.
Francs Will Remember It.
Paris, Sept 4. Emperor William of
Germany made a grand entry into Mets
Saturday, and the French press is very
angry. The papers say that France wlU
The Local Markets.
New oits 24-. 6.25c .
Hay Timothv.tJS 0029.00; upland, f 8.00249.00
elougi , lO.002.t7.UO; baled. J10.00a9.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 22 -4 1 23c ;creamery,Kc
Etfee Freeh. 12c.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys 1J4; ducks
l'-ttc; geese, 10c.
PHOT AND TEBTABI.ES.
Apples $3 50ffti.25pcr bbl.
Onions 70c per bu
Turnips 40c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steer
4l4c; cows and heireis, i 14 c calve
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PRICE: 0 FjDT.K BR 5 ?ATO
HALVES,! 0 . QUARKRS. j
SOLD IN CAMS' ONLY