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lit. IIS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Pow
BUTCHER AND IJAIl
About Rounds Up the Charac
ter of J. E. Stone.
SOLE SLAYER OF THE WRATTENS.
Th Notorious Confeasor Contrasts Agai:it
lhi Time That He Alone Committed
the ItMttnrd lfeil, nri I Sure of the
Ititine 1'orgttrm A Letter to Hi
Wife urn! liil.Iren- The I'.lootly Morv
Me Tell Hi Tuck t on ml.
W AsiUMJToN. I ml., Oct. 'Ji.-Janies K.
Stone I m i tnwle m socoud confession, com
pletely exoticrattus the (hthoiis whom fie
implicated in the (irt confession in the
Wrttcti tiiunWr on Sumlny morninc.
Tuesiliiy lie stated to Deputy Prosecutor
llisl.ns tlmt hi first confession was in
tiie iniiiii untrue; ttiat lie alone was guilty
f tbe atrocious crime, hihI that he hud
no m-complices. He saiil tliHt he ami
Mnrtin Ynrhoro Ut summer .mke of roll
hiug the house, but Yarlro had backed
don 11. lie said tlmt ariuinj; himself with
a sinnll i.i ami a corn Lni.e lie proceeded
to the lionsp. l alhnt; Mrs. Wr.tt:e:i to
the door he infrineii her (hat he had a
cise if toothache anil Mrs. Wrattin
brought him some Wizard oil A ehe
brought it he struck her li the floor w illi
the corn knif
Tli Kutchery f the others.
He then rushed into the room where .Mr.
Wrutteu -id the children were. Kllen
V ratten, the 11-year-ohl fcirl who survived
the horrible blow she received that tiiht
for several days. Erst awoke, and recogniz
ing Stone, exclaimed: "Mr. Stone, what
are you doitg here?'' He struck her, then
turned to the heipiess patient V ratten
wan ill in ImmI. He struck him n fatal
blo'.r on t "ne foreln ad. Next he killed hot ii
the Muall children. lie then tried the
door to the room of oid Mrs V ratten, but
could imt force it. so Ire furred the window
by breakii i; it w i'h Ins foot. Then a ter
rible : morale ensued, for i ne old lady w as
as strong us in lie.- prune; having killed
her he parsed through t lie rooms in which
bis other victims lay. Mr. and Mrs. V rat
ten were It iiii still l.vin, but delirious.
He gave I nt ru t he titia! blow.
'I he Lord It Veiy .Merciful.
Stone i'. aI not get uny money anil said
that after the tragedy 1 e did Itot care for
money. Stone then hid his clotiies and
bloody weapons. He wis the first at the
Wrntten homestead when the alarm of the
murder was given. He was u pall-bearer
at the funeral and assisted the undertaker
in dressing the bodies f ir burial. He says
that he has beeu forgiven by the Lord and
ia a Laj py man.
Tidd Where Hot Tool Were Hidden.
In the confession Stone told the officers
where to find the weapons with which the
deed uns done. The nflicerg wctit out and
found them where Stone had stated. A
aniall, bloody axe and a corn-knife were
bidden under a log in a piece of woods
close by the scene of the tragedy. The
weapons are now in the hands of the grand
jury. It is reported that when the consta
ble went to arrest Stone be invited the
constable into family prayers alter he said
he would go with him. His wife has been
brought to Washington for protection, as
she feared violence from the murderous
gang to which her husband belonged.
Wrilei a Letter to His Family,
lie wrote the following to his wife and
TAH ChtlLUA, SA1.LIE, EZUA AMI
IlAItliV I don't think I will ever see your
fac?s again. Raise these children to fear
God. 1 will tell you that today I am
happy in a Savior's love. I nought Christ
yesterday evening and all last night. 1
have found him precious to my soul and
am now ready to die and am a happy man.
Please meet me in heaven, all of you.
Tell Cecillia to w.rite me as aoou as she
gets this, and that she did just right in
telling the truth on me to the grand jury.
I am saved. I'ray for me, Cecillia, (iood
bye. John K. Stone."
The last story of the self-confessed mur
derer caused iutense excitement in this
city and is generally regarded as being the
truth, but he is such a notorious liar that
some still dotibt that he tells the whole
truth. It is the general opinion that he
believed himself to be in a tight place and
thought best to make a clean breast of
the whole tragedy. The weapons being
found just where titoue said he had plnced
them, has banished all doubt ns to his
guilt. The crime stands wit hout parallel
in the history of southern Indiana. Steps
are being taken to liberate the six men
now confined in the state prison who were
arrested mid placed there on Stone's first
TRAGEDY IN A TENEMENT.
Quarrel Over liivirilon of I'roerty lls a
Boston, Oct. 0. Five pistol shots rang
out in a room on the fourth floor of tene
ment house No. 21 Billocca street. A mo
uieut later it man's body was seen to tail
from a window- of the room to the side
walk below. Officers were soon on the
spot aud found that there was still life
in the Isidy. The man was scut to t he
Grand Central hospital. Two other men
with bullet wounds in their bodies were
taken with him. The first named is Louis
Warsfsky, who died just before reaching
He had two bullet wouuds in his body.
A bad wound was on tne back of his head,
where he had struck the sidewalk. It was
at lirst thougnt that he had been killed
by his companions, out the investigation
shows that he had himself lin.ii the shots
at bis erstwhile friends and himself. His
companions were Isaac Glass, in whose
tenement ut 21 Billocca street the affair
occurred, aud Simeon Marketson, rf 7
Billot-en street. It seems that the three
men had purchased a house between them
some time ugo and were engaged in quar
reling over the division.
- Will Kuu These Gins Ilegardless.
St. Lot is, Oct. 20. A Post Dispatch
er. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Milan, Teun., special says: The wniterap
war upon cotton ginm rs has reached here,
and the gins of James Morgan, D. C. Clad
' well, and Butler & C o. have been posted
with the usual "10 cec ts per pound" ivarn
ing. The citizens here are wrought up by
the affair, and have at ranged to guard the
gius which will be run regardless of threats.
t ailed In Get 1 hat StSO.OttO.
Dss MoiNES, la., Oct. at. The cases of
Eva I- Knight, of C'ed.ir Rapid, and Mar
garet Courdran, of Coon liapuls, against
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road
for ftfil.tXHj, which were tried m the Unitei'
Stntes district court before Judges Wool
son and Shiras, resul ed iaaxeruict lor
EXPERIENCE NO USE TO THEM.
A Startling Story of Disobedience of Or
ders on the Hail.
1KTI:IT. Oct. S'.. A News special dis
patch from Battle Cre:k, Mich., says: The
whole story of the awf jl rail n ay horror o'
last Friday morning bus not yet lieen told.
The truth is that lie fore sunset of the sa'i e
memorable day the terrible disaster came
within a hair's-breadll of being ree:tted
at a point farther west on the same road.
There was another instance of gross di so
liedience of orders, a ad the escape was
simply miraculous. As a result the crew
of a passenger train were quietly dis
charged upou their return to K ittle Creek
from Chicago, and the facts are not wtiis
rered outside of railway circles.
The disoledicnce of orders on the part
of the train employes was even more
marked than Mas the case in connection
with the now famous horror of last Fri
day. After the wreck a train was made
up here to carry the uninjured survivors
of the wreck to Chicago, it was knewn
as a continuation of tin ill-fated No 9 ami
was in charge of Conductor Kugene Has ley
aud Engineer Gus Jlibbitrd. who are resi
dents of this city. Thtir crders were tj
meet a heavily loaded east-bound passen
ger train at a place cal ed Haskell's.
This order was whol y ignored and the
train carrying those wl o had already had
one terrible experien'e within a few
hours passed Haskell's and continued se
renely toward Yalpartiso, Ind., einm
miles distant. Only a miracle saved the
passengers who were rescued from tne
Battle Creek wreck from being placed
again in perhaps even more deadly p-ril
before their journey Lmi been continued
The east bound trail:, heavily loaded
with returning World s fair visitors, re
mained five minutes lo iger at Valparaiso
than had been its custom in order to take
on water and allow the engineer ami con
ductor to eat lunch. 1 his delay allowed
the westbound train to come within sk'ht
of the station before the other train, which
was ou the same traci, had left it. The
two engiues came toget her with consider
able force, but not hard enough to w reck
the trains, owing to t ie fact that No. U
had slowed down tit .ts approach to the
station. On return to Battle Creek Con
ductor liasley, knowing that discharge
was inevitable, walked .ntothe office and
tendered bis resign.it ;on, while K.:giu:-
llihbard was itieoutmen !v tird.
The fireman Corroborate AVooley.
BATTLE C'EtLK, Mich, Oct. a; la the
I Inquest on the Grand Trunk horror Josep-.
II. Turner, fireman of No. i. Wooley's
train, testified that Woe ley asked Conduc
tor Scott lie'ore pulling out whether No.
t was in, and Scott replied: "Yes; hurry
up and get out of here." Scott and Worb-y
refused to testify on the ground that they
would incriminate then selves, and Attor
ney General F.llis has ired in reply 1 o a
question that they caiin it lie compelled to
GREAT DISTRESS IN THE STRIP.
lozen of the Itoniners KlitireU Destitute
and W ore to (viue.
ST. LotTS Oct. 2t'.. A special to an
evening paper from Arkansas Citj, Kas.,
says: The first toucli of w inter now bt inj
experienced in the Cherol.e strip reveals out
faintly the condition that will otita; n
within the near future.- Hundreds of
people and d'-zens of families in the strip
are entirely destitute Up to this time
many of them have been entirely v it hout
sheber save tlid stars. Mod the-.- Imt-f no
money to g'.;t away or to procure detent
shelter for the winter.
Hundreds will be in dire distress soon.
Without money, homeli ss and landless,
they must do something or starve. Ke
tur.iing boomers are bt ating their way
back to their former ho-ties as best they
can. Arkansas City it. oerrun with them.
They ure ou starvation's verge. Many of
them are sick and witht ut means to pro
cure medical attendance. They are com
batting dmease and pove -ty. should win
ter set iu in earnes-t the rittiatiun of these
people woul d lie deplorable iu the ex
treme. It is estimated by those familiar with
the facts that fully l.!.,000 persons failed to
secure anything iu the r ish. By far the
larger portion of these It ckless ones had
means to go awav and bnve gone. Bui lo
the few whose all was comprised in a few
dollars, a scanty hourd of provisions, a
team and wxgon and a hi If dozen hungry
children, failure to secure a claim meant
absolute ruiu. Wimiu the lust leu days
scores have tramped through Arkansas
City who went into the Strip in covered
Ordered Out of Louisiana.
New Ouleans, Oct. 20. The La Belie
Creole troupe of colored lemaie minstrels
has arrived here in distress, having had a
ralher rough time of i- in southwest Lou
isiana. They did not kuow that ''Creole"
doesn't mean quadroon, mulatto or any
other mixture of negro blood, but white,
o French or Spanish descent, who highly
resent such a misuse of t ic word. They
were ordered out of the state for the "in
sult," the "regulator" lo limit tee iu one
instauce being headed by the mavor.
I'rctty Costly Glass of lteer.
EMi-oiiiA, Kan., Oct. 20. In the district
court Judge W. A. Kaudolph sentenced
Theodore Voeste to sixty days in jail and
to pay a fine of 2U0 aud costs of trial and
to give $2,000 bond not to engage in the
liquor business again. Vo ste had pleaded
guilty to scllir.it. tine triass of. beer.
! Adds Nearly a Score to His List
. THREE BAD DISASTERS IN ONE DAY.
tour Men Killed at llat-risbure, I'm., and
Terribly Mangled Manetiter of Trnuipa
iu Mew Jersey and Texas An Vnknown
Number Sent to Eternity Several Per
sons Itadly Hurt Miraculous riseape of
Engineer and Fireman.
Hakicisulku, Pa., Oct. -.M. Four men
were killed in a wreck on the Pennsyl
vania railway in this city, almost on the
spot where the Dock btrect horror oc
curred in June, 1S10. A loaded freight
train going east was boarded at Market
street by five men, who got into a coal
car. Two squares away the coal car
jumped the track at a switch and half a
dozen cars were tilted on end and crashed
into a westbound train of empty cars. The
car in which the men were sitting was
held in the middle of the grinding mass
and four were iusiantly killed aud one
Crushed Out of Recognition.
It is almost impossible to identify three
of the dead owing to their being crusiled
out of recognition. The fourth is known
to be Kit-hard Doyle, of Pittsburg, a rail
roader out of work. Two of them were
boilermakers and the fourth a switch
man. They were well dressed and the
mau who was injured says they came
from Illinois or Ohio aud had families.
Frank Ward, of Burlington, la., was the
only man who escaped. He says that
Frederick Gimfuell was one of the men
killed. They were all bound for Philadel
phia. Ten cars luuded with oil and lum
ber were wrecked ami contents destroyed
aad six empty cars were smashed.
THREE UNKNOWN TRAMPS KILLED
And an Kngineer and llrouin lladly Hurt
on the 1'eiinsylvaiiia.
Tuknton, N. J., Oct. 21. The second
section of the Chicago limited on the
Pennsylvania railroa4 was wrecked near
Lawrence station by running into a de
railed freight train. Three unknown
tramps who were stealing a ride on the
freight train were killed, and another
named Ward McGonigle, of Pittsburg, was
badly injure'!. Daniel Mahoney, the en
gineer, and Henry Matthews," the fire
man, of the limited, were badly injured.
They stuck to their engine, which was
thrown on its side into a ditch, and when
picked up were unconscious.
lour Men Slightly Injured.
Ellis Green, A passenger, aud J. C. Car-
I ter, w llli.im illis, and James T. Gray.
, porters on three of the coaches which were
! derailed, were also slightly injured. The
I wreckage was piled across the four tracks
, in such a manner as to stop all traffic un
: til after midnight, and passengersfor New
York were transferred by way of Borden
town and Moumouth Junctiou. The acci
dent was caused by the axle of one of the
freight cars breaking and throwing it
across the main liue. The limited received
a signal to stop, but could not do so in
time to avoid the crash,
i Seven tramps are believed to have been
( killed in the wreck. One of the survivors
says that there were ai least fifteeu on the
. train, but the cars are so badly piled up
, that it will take another day to get at the
correct number killed. Three if thepas
sengtr coaches are iu the ditch aud how
the passengers escaped is a mystery. Four
dead tramps have been found and there .s
a report that the numher Las reached
j Three More to Add to the Deii-.h l ist.
; Hol sToN, Tex., O. t. 2!. At .-si, 11a, eight
miles from here, the est hound local
freight was sidetracked. The westbound
California express freight came flying
along and the last car struck the east
bound engine, wrecking it. Strange to
say, neither the engineer nor fireman was
hurt. The casualties--are: John Door, of
Luling, and two unknown tramps, killed;
G. Colliert, probably fatally hurt, aud an
unknown man severely injured. It is
thought that other tramps are still ia the
j Two Children Hurtled to Death.
I WiNNirto, Oct. 20. Prairie fires have
been committing gn at havoc in the Wiu
, nipeg district for the past few d3s. Many
farmers have lost their crops. Two little
children, son and daughter of a Holm-
field farmer named Watson, were caught
. by the flames while following their
; brother plowing ia a field and burued to
I Lost Her Life Saving Another's.
I WICHITA. Kas., Oct. 20. Mrs. James
I Whitehead nnd her daughter, while on a
claim iu the Cherokee Strip, were over
taken by a prairie fire near lleunessy. The
j mother placed her daughter on a poliy.but
j before Mrs. Whitehead could mount her
own horse the flames reached her aud she
J was burned to death. The daughter es
caped. Killed While Making a Coupling.
ST. Paul, Oct. 20. While making a
coupling at Miunesota Falls Freight Con
ductor Pfeifer's coat caught, pulling him
under the wheels and he died twenty min
The AMociatlon Can Stand the Loss.
SrniNCITLU), Ills.. Oct. 20. The auditor
of public accounts has just completed au
examination of the House Building and
Loan Association, of Chicago, the secre
tary of which absconded some weeks ago
a defaulter. By the exercise of great
ingenuity in managing the accounts he
succeeded in robbing it of $23,4li. Of this
amount the association will lose but f 13,
429, as the secretary was bonded by the
American Surety company for f 10.0UO.
Will Insist on Keductlon of Wages.
PITTSBURG, Oct. 20. At a meeting of
the window glass manufacturers o this
district the action taken two weeks ago
looking to a resumption at the workers'
terms was reconsidered and it was decided
to stand firm for the reduction in wages
All Talk of Strike Knded.
Empouia, Kan., Oct. 20. All talk here
of a strike on the Sunta Fe among the em
ployes because of back pay due them is
now ended. An agreemeut has been
signed by both sides, as foreshadowed in
Disappearance of an Iowa Farmer.
Clinton, Oct. 20. John Hansen, a farm
er of Grand Mound, Ia., has mysteriously
disappeared. He came to Dewitt, twenty
miles west of here, Monday morning to do
some trading aud has not since been seen.
The Iowa St.ne 1) m y soci it ion will
hold its soveuU'entu annual meeting at
New Hampton. Nov. 14. 15 and 10 next.
M.I Newron. of VVaterlo , is . president
of the assoc. at iou and C L. Gnbrilson, of
New Hampton, secretary.
Presideut Barrios, of Gautemahi, has de
creed that labor shall b henceforth free
all over the country, thus alwdishing the
system of forced lais.r, which was nothing
less than a form of slavery thinly dis
gnished. Obituary: At Paris, Emile Leouele,
vice president of the French senate, aged
f.0. At Vienna, J. Heilmesbeiger, musical
director for the Austrian court. At Wash
ington, Hear Admiral Walter W. Queen,
I. S. N., retired, aged f'A. At Waukegan,
111., Marian E. Partridge, daughter of
Mayor Partridge, aged 15.
Attorney (ieueral Moloney has decided
to bring suit against all coal companies in
Illinois doiug "truck store" business.
The llev. Benjamin Griffith. D. 1)., gen
eral secretary of the American Baptist
Publication society, died suddenly in Phil
adelphia of heart disease while on the way
to his ofilce.
George G. Gaskin, a Brooklyn sailmaker,
l eturued home after an absence of forty
years to find himself a great grandfather
and his wife the mother of ten children by
Charles L. Fair aud his bride are said to
have sailed for Europe.
Indiana Foresters have withdrawn from
tiie jurisdiction of the Illinois high court
and established an independent high
court, with F. P. Jones, of Valparaiso, as
hiuh chief ranger.
A hi vi sc i ii e ii t s.
J. E- Montrose. Manager.
Thursday Night, Oct. 26.
For the benefit of the fiin
loving public, the farcical
Presented with niiny new aLd pl-irln?
Patches, m.d a
Company of Comedians
1'nder theDirettiou of
MR. HARRY rillLLIPS.
You Giggle! Von Lsrichf You Hoar!
Reserved feats on f ale at Harper House Phar
macy. Prices 25, 50 and 75 Cents.
J- E- Montrose. Moaer
Saturday Nigh:, Oct. 28.
The Wizard of the Lauh'tni; World,
CIIAS. A I.ODF.R. iu the Com
au:h.ir of "The
rt; cognized com
pany of c In
and dui cer.
Including Harry Ililtor, tbe fweet tenor, the
hilariiy trl, Harry Shunk, Chap. Ed- .
ward. Dainty Mini Gennell.
A bevy or pretty girls in a guttering array of
seat on sale Ort. 2fl at Harper Ho:;st phar
macy. Prices 25c, t.('c, 7.'" and Jl.
Burtis Opera House,
Tuesday Evening, Oct. 31.
C. 15. JEFFEKSON-KLOW & ER
I.AN'fi ER Grand Spectacular
Presented with t lit- Original Com
pany and all the (iratnl
RATTLE OF THE DESERT CITY
Atid the Return of the War Ileroe. to
Trufa'g-ar Square, London.
Soy People in the Production Sou
Brafs Band. Cram Corp-, Hores,
Prices 51. 75, TiO and iTic. Sule opens Saturday
m irrint; at Flukes'.
autTerioif from ailments pecular to their sex can
the reliable uterine corrective and tonic will per
manently relieve the worst cases. Book giviae
full partlcnlars mailed free. Address: Koom 25
Whitaker Block, Davenport.
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This space is reserved
Klug, Hasler, Sctiwentser
Dry Goods Go.
217-217J W.St'oond St.. Davkm-oiit
A car load of handsome bed room suits
at the following prices.
Suits worth fl.) 0i ;i at - - - -
20 00 ' '
25 00 ....
40 00 .....
Remember we have only one car load to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
1525 and 1527
Light on the
Read these prices and you will be enlightened.
Rice Root Scrub Rrushes .... Cc
Stove Brushes 7C
Hair Brushes Ce
Cloth Brushes i30
Hair Curlers 5e
Kirk's Turkish Bath Soap. . . . :h-
Great Slaughter Sale.
,sY5a.r.eJetermined to reduce our stock of
LUAKb, and if low Drices will r.n it tl, v
will go at once.
JALKLTsrornier price 16. $18, and .V..
lduTeed t0H. 12, $14 and $16.
JACKhlS-rormer price $9. $10, $12, and $11.
reduced to $6, $7, $8 and $9.
We guarantee to save you from two to tivr
dollars on every purchase.
Ve maintain the supremacy in millinery.
1 he following are specials for this week:
Beaver or Piush Top Sailors (new stvle) for .,-.
former price $1.49.
Sain Top Sailors (new style) 49c: uere 99c
Cloak & Millinery Co.
IIJ. V. Second St. Davpnnort
124 126 anJ 12$
Kirk's JiuiHuni oap . .
Kirk's Juvenile S-ap
Tinware, Glassware. C"::'.:.s
ware, Lamps, and an ci.':
less variety of H, r,-i! '.
FAIR AND ART S'l ORE.
the following reduc-