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VOL. XL. NO. 146
We Are Now Showing the Finest Line of
Ever Offered in Los Angeles.
Is Stocked With Elegant Suits for
Dress and School Wear -
Mullen, Bluett & Co.
138, 140, 142 S. Main St.
NIGHT LAMPS, complete, cut from 25c. to 15c.
HAND LAMPS, with burner and chimney, cut from 30c. to 20c
FINE GLASS LAMPS, complete, cut from 35c. to 25c
DECORATED HAND LAMPS,- with fancy shades, cut from
$1.50 to 95c.
ELEGANT VOSE LAMPS, with shades to match, cut from
$2.50 to $1.50.
BANQUET LAMPS, with B. & H. burner and lock, fringed
shade, cut from $3 50 to $2.25.
A Superb and Varied Line ot Private Pattern« Produced to Meet
the acquirements ol the Moat Exacting Tastes.
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L>Ul\lAlllO ■** BUk,> Indla Muslins, French Orotons. flushes, etc. OU^UIU, '
sfj /) Success
£/ at the
V. World's Fair
SILVER MEDAL A W!?. Bp «™ofmisce L .
"Pour Medals Out of a Possible Four "
fXXIWZ? 0 - \ 220 SOUTH SPRING STREET, t opposite L„,A D(f o,e
Successors to Bailey & Barker Bros.,
H»ve moved into their no» quarter. In tho stlm-
_T<Yffl son Bloc*, COR. THIRD i ttPRiNU axj,
X .■• -gf ""era they ihow as drawers ot trade
LACE CURTAINS ai $1 Per Pair.
mm m < s fes, Solid Oak, at $30.
BED-ROOM SEP, Hard Wood, at $16.50.
Drawers of Trade. CARPETS—Run ia and See How Low.
PIANOS u " Bv iSffj kmjn
. NEWMAN BROS.. ' MX NP»nwT2 4 BABNltB '
Air Circulating Reed Cells. B;™ong?e'd.
Standard, Rotary Shuttle, White and Other Long Shuttle Machines, Supplies eta
3a? SOUTH 81'lfINQ STREET, ' 4 " 13 ly
211 New High Street. Fulton Block,
Near Franklin aireet, around floor. Tel. 417.
8-23 ly
The Herald
Large home villa lots for sale In the Southwest
avenue* 80 leet wide, lined with Palm,, Moa
[?ft.£?^n£l? V 4£.' Pe PP»». thenewSSm
ot Algiers and Magnolias, etc, which will give
a parit llko erleot to six miles of utreota t
sre 50x150 io lt-foot alleys 6Lots
$390 F„B INSIDE LOT*; $10 per month till
one-half Is paid, or oue third cash and balance
In five years; or If you build you can havo live
e ark ,}i3!i «/t oue while you oan. Apply to
y cc, 223 West First street. 7-1* am
Coyness of the Anti-Chinese
. Agitators.
Too Bashful to Speak Oat in
A Qaiet Assemblage of Workingmen
in San Bernardino.
Sheriff Booth Give* Them Some Whole
tome AdTloe—The Redlands People
Taking Action V under
the Geagy Lew.
Special to the Herald.
San Bernardino, Sept. 3.—Pursuant
to a call issued yesterday by tbe distri
bution of circulars on the street, a large
crowd assembled at the city park this
afternoon for tbe purpose of discussing
tbe Chinese question.
Long before the hour set for the open
ing of the meeting tbe park was the
scene of small groups of men arguing on
the subject.
When the announcement waa made to
gather on the eaat aide of the pavilion, a
good-natnred throng arranged them
aelvea aronnd a platform while Richard
Kirby stated the object of the meeting
and asked for nominationa for a chair
man. A Iter the aelection of eeveral gen
tlemen who declined to act, the name of
Mr. Baker, proprietor of tbe old Bt.
Charlea hotel, waa suggested, and that
gentleman came forward and aaked for
volunteers to address the crowd. Dr.
Wbitlock was called and made a short
speech,after which it seemed impossible
to securo another speaker.
Deputy United States Marshal James
D. Faris upon being called upon
took tbe platform and explained that
portion of the Qeary law which refers to
the deportation of the Mongolians, and
informed the audience tbat the citizens
of Redlands had appointed a committee
of three to accompany bim to Loa An
geles tomorrow and interview Jndge
Rosa of tbe United States court. They
bad in tbeir possession tbe names of 160
Chinamen, and probably warrants would
be issued for their Immediate arrest,
after wbieh they would have a hearing
before the United States court. He
nrged the meeting to appoint a Bimilar
number of man to accompany him, but
upon motion the proposition was lost.
Then came another pause and no one
would come forward to talk. Richard
Kirby appeared On the platform and
•aid this meeting was called in the in
terest of tbe working man, and if be did
not have sufficient <i»turiuijuUion
preaa his thoughts, he was of the opin
ion that the meeting should adjourn. A
motion to that effect was put and lost.
He then said tbat he did not think
there was a man present who had nerve
enough to take a gun and follow bim to
Chinatown, but one individual promptly
stepped to tbe front and said he would
follow the speaker. The assemblage did
not countenance the propoaition and
Mr. Kirby retired from tbe platform.
The name of Sheriff Booth was called,
and that gentleman at once took tbe
floor and made a very sensible address,
which waa heartily cheered eeveral
times. He said as a citizen of tbe- Uni
ted States and San Bernardino county
he was heartily in sympathy with the
wcrkingmen and that they were justly
entitled to the sympathy of the com
munity. He informed the crowd tbat
an an officer of the law be would advise
tbem to dicuea the all-important subject
in a cool, calm and collected manner,
and exclude all agitatora and loalers
from their meetings, and their
rights would be respected. He
urged tbe appointment of good
clear-headed, law-abiding citizens on
tbeir committees, and then they would
command the respect of the public at
large. He advised them to secure the
service of some good, reliable attorney
and abide by his decision. He reviewed
the recent trouble at Redlands and eaid
tbat tbe leaders of the rioters had in
formed bim that tbey bad 150 well-armed
men ready to raid the Chinese quarters
of that city at a moment's notice. He
had taken strong measures to suppress
the outbreak, as the Celestials were here
under a treaty made by this country,
and that it bad to be respected, for as
soon as a raid waß made on the Mon
golians, the question became of national
interest and foreign powers would inter
fere. At the conclusion of his remarks
he waa cheered and heartily thanked
for his advice.
James H. Boyd next made a short ad
drees, and was followed by C. C. Has
kell, alter which the meeting adjourned
to await the action of theßedlanda com
mittee. The best of order and harmony
prevailed during the meeting, and no
disturbance of any natuie occurred.
Sunday passed very quietly in this
city, and no trouble ia looked for to
night. Redlands and Riverside were
not disturbed, and the opinion pre
vails that the mob have decided to
allow the law to take its course. The
officers have not relaxed their watch
fulness in either city, and everything is
well arranged for resisting an attack
should one be made.
Two Coolies Stopped by Armed White
Hen Near Redlands.
Redlands, Sept. 3.—Two Chinamen
who Btarted this afternoon for Colonel
Burton's ranch, four miles east of town,
were stopped at Crafton by two armed
men and taken east down the valley.
What was done with them is not known!
This day haa been quiet. Plans are
completed for issuing warrants for tbe
arrest of all the Chinamen here tomor
Atlantic. Steamships.
New York, Sept. 3.—Arrived: Tbe
Werra, from Genoa.
Southampton, Sept. 3.—Arrived: Ems,
from New York.
Havre, Sept. 3.—Arrived: La Tour
aine, from New York.
Boston, Sent. 3.—Arrived: Oraigmore,
from Hamburg.
Which Will Do the Fighting at Roby
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 3.—Governor
Matthews positively refused to give any
information regarding his intentions on
tbe Roby matter tomorrow, but the fol
lowing dispatch reoeived here tonight
indicates his action:
Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 3.—Captain
Mungerol the Fort Wayne rifles re
ceived orders today to get his men to
gether and be ready to leave at 4 o'clock
Monday afternoon for Roby, but to wait
at Plymouth for further instructions. He
will take a Gatling gun and will have 70
well-drilled men.
Elkhart, Ind., Bept. 3.—Tbe Elk
hart and South Bend military com
panies have been ordered to rendezvous
at La Pdrte. They will go by special
train tomorrow at 4 o'clock. These
companies constitute that portion of the
Third regiment reserve which will be
held at La Porte while the Second regi
ment will proceed to Roby. This action
on the part of the governor has been
commented on favorably by all law
abiding citizens. t
Chicago, Sept. 3.—Preparations for
the Grirlin-Lavagine fight, which is
scheduled to come off at Robv Monday
nigbt, and which Governor Matthews
has declared he will Btop, are still going
forward and the officers of tbe Colum
bian Athletic club declare it will come
off, governor or no governor.
Three Masked Men Did the Work-They
Killed the Express Meeaenger and
Believed the Paaaenfrers of
Their Valuable*.
Springfield, Mo., Sept..' 3.—Near the
little station of Mound Valley, Kansas,
at 4 o'clock this morning, three men
held up a St. Louis and San Francisco
paseenger train. Express Messenger
Chapman was shot and killed. Failing
to secure money from the express car,
the bandits robbed the passengers. It
is estimated tbat tbe amount of booty
secured falls not far short of $500.
Watches, diamonds and other valuables
were taken along with cash. The
women were not molested.
The exact manner in which the ex
press messenger lost his life is not
known, but he fell a victim.to a bullet
from one of the outlaw's deadly Win
chesters. The train, in charge of Con
ductor Mills, arrived in this city ot 11
o'clock this morning, nearly two honrs
late. Throughout the robbery only two
shots were fired, and they were the
obits that blotted out the Hie oi the ex
press messenger.
Rqfua Cone, chief of police of Wichita,
was a passenger on the train. The train
crew who went through the holdup,
with the exception of Baggage Master
Leitwein, reside at Monnett, and did
not come through to thia city. The
only ones besides the women who were
unmolested were those wbo were travel
ing in tbe sleeper. The work was per
formed with the coolest deliberation.
The robbers boarded the engine at
Mound Valley. The engineer was
ordered to pull out and keep moving
until ordered to stop. Abont one and a
half miles out of the little station the
leader called to the engineer to stop tbe
train; then tbe crew were robbed, and
next the passengers in the smoking and
cbair cars. Chief Cone and the porter
of the sleeper, who were armed, had
taken up a position so they were
shielded but could Bee the door, and
waited ready for a battle, hut tbe rob
bers went by that car and escaped in
the darkness.
When the train reached Oswego a
sheriff's posse was organized and started
in pursuit of the bandits.
When tbe train halted at Mound City
Express Messenger Chapman left the
express car to go into the smoker. He
had got out on the depot piatform and
started toward the rear of tbe train, and
the robbers, who were on the engine,
thought, he was going to give tbe alarm
and opened fire on him. He was shot
through the head. The train was forced
to move on and leave him lying on the
After tbe bandits had abandoned tbe
train it went back after the dead man.
Chapman was 24 years old and lived at
Joplin and leaves a wife to whom he
wae recently married.
lowa Prohlbitlonlets.
Dcs Moines . la., Sept. 3.—The Prohi
bitionists will hold another state conven
tion in this city Tuesday. The call is
sued for ho convention is a citizens'
movement, on account of the dissatis
faction with the Republican plank on
tbe liquor question. The leaders claim
that they are not third party Prohibi
tionists, but will, as far as possible,
work for prohibition through the Re
publican party.
Murdered by Burglare.
Chicago, Sept. 3.—Peter McCooey, a
laboring man, was instantly killed by
burglars early this morning. The rob
bers, in making their way through his
room, aroused McCooey by knocking
over a chair, and he sat up in bed, when
they shot him. Thomas Higgins, who
was captured by tbe police within two
hours after the murder, confessed the
Tbe world's fair will cause a rush.
Order early. Full stock, good fit, mod
erate prices. Getz, hue tailoring, 112
Weßt Third Btreet.
A sea bath at home with Turk's Island
sea salt is exhilarating. Recommended
by all physicians. For Bale by all drug
gists; 15c a package.
Conn band instruments. Agoncv at
Fitzgerald's, cor. Soring and Franklin sts.
For sunburn and freckles use only
Perfecta Face Oream; safe and sure.
For eale by A. £. Littleboy, druggist,
311 South Spring street.
Ladies' hats cleaned, dyed, reshaped
and trimmed. California Straw Works,
204 Sonth Main street, onnaaita Third.
Emperor William and His
Guest at Metz.
The Kaiser's Firm Purpose to
Maintain Peace.
France Irritated Over the Italian
Crown Prince's Visit.
A Russian Squadron to Visit French
Waters at an Karly Date—Excite
ment Our the Rebal
lota In France.
By the Associated Press.
Berlin, Sept. 3. —Emperor William
and the crown prince of Italy arrived at
Metz this morning to attend the army
maneuvers. After the imperial party
attended church there wae a parade of
troops. The emperor rode at the head
of the line as it marched through the
city. The spectacle was an inspiring
one, and tbe utmost enthusiasm was
shown. The maneuvers begin tomorrow;
tbey will be on a larger scale than usual.
Four entire army corps will be in the
field and engage in mimic battle. Metz
will be the point of attack of the hostile
Tbe emperor on arriving at Metz to
day made a speech in reply to an ad
dress of welcome delivered by the mayor
of the city. He said Metz and its army
corps formed the corner stone of the
military power of Germany and were
destined to be the safeguard of the
peace of Germany and the whole of
Europe, It was his firm purpose, the
emperor said, to maintain this peace.
The emperor went to Courcelles this
afternoon and from there drove to Mer
ville, where he has a new country resi
dence. The etreetß were thronged with
residents and strangers, and his majesty
was greeted with ihe greatest enthusi
asm. He was also presented with an
address of welcome from the Lorraine
diet, expressing the feelings of loyalty
felt by the inhabitants of the provinces
for his majesty.
Paris, Sept, 3.—The newspapers of
Paris continue to indulge In bitter com
ments upon tbe presence of the crown
prince of Italy at Metz. They say hia
attendance at the German army maneu
vers ie one of those acts that a nation
like France does not forget, but it will
not make her depart from her attitude
of calmness.
The French press hail with delight
the visit of the Russian squadron to
France, which is expected. Tbey con
sider the (act that the announcement of
the squadron, coming, was made simul
taneously with the announcement of
the visit of the prince of Naples to
Metz is Of political importance and addi
tional proof of the cordiality of the
Franco-Russian entente. President
Carnot will go to Toulon to welcome the
admiral and officers of the visiting
Bxcltement Over the Retttllots—Floqaet
and Clemenoeau Defeated.
Paris, Sept. 3.—The country ia in a
state oi excitement today over the sec
ond ballots taken for members of the
chamber of deputies. The campaign
which has been under way for two
weeks bas become more active, and bas
resulted in additional violence with each
succeeding day. In this city the excite
ment culminated thia evening, when
dense crowds assembled in the boule
vards, and in front of the newspaper
offices to learn toe results of tbe voting.
The thronga were in a boisterous mood
and there were disorderly scenes at va
rious points, which the police promptly
suppressed and scattered the partici
pants. Tbere were 164 second
ballots taken. At 12:30 a. m. the
returns showed 109 Republicans,
6 Conservatives and 7 Rallied Rights
candidates elected. The Republican
gain is 16 seats. Floquet, formerly
president of the chamber of deputies,
was defeated by a Socialist, his connec
tion with the Panama canal scandal
proving fatal. Much excitement was
cauaed by tbe announcement that Cle
menceau was also defeated.
At 1:30 a.m. results from 152 districts
were received. They Bhow 132 Repub
licans, 9 Conservatives and 11 Rallied
Right candidates elected. Reports are
coming in of conflicts between the fol
lowers of the defeated and successful
The Sarnia to Be Docked.
London, Sept. 3.—The Allan line
steamer Sarnia, which was picked up in
mid-ocean by the steamer Montevidean
and towed to Queanstown, arrived at
Liverpool today. Her cargo will be
discharged and tbe vessel docked.
Small Sunday Attendance—A Big; Week
Chicago, Sept. 3.—At the world's fair
today there were 40,1122 admissions, of
whom 25,439 paid. The greater nnmber
of the people who are in the city to
visit the exposition spent the day at the
city's parks and other places of interest.
It is confidently expected by tbe man
agement that the coming week will
witness more people at tbe fair than on
any preceding week. The midway
plaisance claimed tbe attention of those
who visited the fair today.
The W. C. Farrey Company
Sell the best filter in the world—the
Pasteur—and every description of tin,
sheet-iron, nickel, silver-plated, wooden
and copper ware. Nos. 159 to 165 North
Spring street.
Trouble la Brazil.
Rio Janeiro, Sept. 3. —A cabinet crisis
is imminent.
No buffet should b; without a bottle of An
gostura flitters, the South American appetiser.
Manufactured by Dr. J. G, B. Siegert _ Sons
a vaur druggist.
The Downfall of an Arizona Official and
Prescott, Ariz,, Sept. 3.— E. W.
French, probate judge and ex-officio
county superintendent of schools, was
arrested at a late hour last night,
charged with forgery and embezzlement.
He presented for payment school war
rants known to be fraudulent. The
particular act upon which tbe charges
were preferred consisted in the alleged
issuance by bim of school warrants on
the Tip Top school district, and forging
the name of the teacher thereto, and
receiving payment for it. He was taken
before a justice of the peace and his
bonds fixed at $1000 on each charge.
Failing to secure bonds be was commit
ted to jail. Tbere are rumors of otber
crookedness in the administration of the
dual offices filled by him. He is a young
man and has been very popular and the
leader of the Democratic party in this
county. He has served two terms and
was elected last fail again on the Demo
cratic ticket for a third term- as probate
judge, although during the campaign
rumors of crookedness were circulated
against him. A thorough investigation
of his officeß will be had. He haa also
held the position of grand keeper of
records and seal of the Arizona grand
lodge, Knights of Pythias, ior four or
five years, but resigned the position, it
is alleged, by request of the grand
chancellor, a short time ago. His down
fall is attributed to fast living.
Two Carloads of Human Freight Dashed
to Pleoes—One Person Killed. Six
Fatally and Many Seri
ously Injured.
Cincinnati, Sept. 3. —Tonight at 6
o'clock on the electric railway from
Avondale to Cincinnati all the brakes
of an incoming train of two cars gave
way simultaneously. For a mile and a
quarter the road is down grade. It
makes a long curve before intersecting
with Broadway, which atreet it entera
at right angles. The grade for 400 yards
before entering Broadway is five or six
feet to the 100. The motorman, when
the brakes failed, tried to reverse the
wheels, bnt tbe wires of the controller
burned off, and tbe motorman, conduc
tor and 45 passengers were at the mercy
of the wild train. Faster and faster it
sped. Now and then a passenger dropped
out on the stony street. A half-mile
from tbe starting point the speed wbb 30
miles an hour. Swifter and swifter sped
the two fated cars. Louder and more
despairing grew the screams. Around
the great bend the train shot at 50 miles
lan hour with the speed accelerating
every second. Into Broadway it dashed
at 70 miles an hour. Tearing across the
etreet it struck a big cedar pole, cutting
it into. After cutting through the pole
the cars went on and struck a huge iron
door-post in a building at the oorner,
split it and thrust half the length of the
first car into the building. Over this
macs of pulverized ruin the rear car
leaped to destruction. All around in
this heap of debris were scattered dead
and dying human freight. So
far as can be learned not a soul escaped.
One ie already known to be dead, 18 are
in tbe hospital and searchers are out all
along tbe fatal mile and a quarter trying
to learn the fate of those strewn along
tbe road.
Following is a summary of result of
the accident: Killed, 1; fatally injured,
6; dangerously hurt, 11; slightly in
jured, 11. Sixteen have not been beard
from, and it is thought their injuries are
slight. All belong in Cincinnati.
Killed—Mamie Nairen, aged 13.
.Fatally injured—Louisa Earhart, aged
63; Louisa Berkeley; Mary Man bony,
aged 40; Sarah Dublin; Mrs. Walter
Richards, Fairmont; Miss Lulu Bast.
Particulars or the Keoent Fight at In
galls. Oklahoma.
San Francisco, Sept. 3. —A special to
a morning paper from Guthrie, O. T.,
states that yesterday while a notorious
band of outlaws, consisting of Bill Pal
ton, Bill Dorlin, Arkansas Tom, George
Newcomb, Hie Niles and Jack Tura were
drinking at the bar of a hotel at the vil
lage of Ingalls, they were surrounded by
a sheriff's posse and a desperate battle
ensued, which lasted for over an hour,
when the outlaws all retreated but
Arkansas Tom, wbo barricaded himself
in tbe upper story of tbe bouse and kept
the officers at bay for several hours.
Deputy Sheriffs Spud and Sladley and a
clerk named Simmons were killed. One
deputy and four citizens were fatally
wounded. Jack Tura, one of the out
laws, was shot in four places but es
caped. Today the dead body of George
Newcomb was found five miles from
town. A large force started in pursuit
of tbe gang last night.
Gathering of the G. A. It.
Indianapolis, Sept. 3. —Among the
moat prominent arrivals of Grand
Army men to attend the national en
campment this alternoon and late this
evening were Commander-in-chief
Weissert and staff, and the Boston re
lief corps. Delegations from many of
the states are also here and more are
expected tomorrow.
The dedication of Camp Wilder will
occnr tomorrow, when General Harri
son will deliver tbe address.
Captain J. H. Adams, oi Massachu
setts, Samnel Hurst of Ohio, and
Charles P. Lincoln of Washington, D.
C, are spoken of prominently as candi
dates for tbe rjext commander-in-chief.
Won by Hard Hitting:.
Chicago, Sept. 3. —Hard bitting won
the game for the colts. Chicago, 0;
Baltimore, J. *
allies' Nerve and Liver Fills
Act on a new principal—regulating the lever
stomach and Dowels through the nerves. A
new discovery, Dr. Miles' pills speedily care
biliousness, bad tastes, torpid livor, piles, con
stipation. Unequalled for meu, women and
children. Smailtbt, mildest, sire«t. Fifty
<io«<-s SO cents. Saasples free. U. H. Uance,
17?Horth Spring,
Dr. Thatcher Graves Takes a
Change of Venue.
His Case Beyond the Courts of
Human Justice.
The Alleged Slayer of Mrs. Barnaby
Fonnd Drad In HI, Call In tha Jail at
Denver on the Kve of Bit Seoond
Trial—Be Denies Hl« Gnllt
to the End.
By tbe Associated Press.
Denver, Sept. 3.—Dr. L Thatcher
Graves, formerly of Providence, R. 1.,
waa found dead in his cell at the county
jail about 9 o'clock this morning, where
he was awaiting a rehearing on tbe
charge of having poisoned Mrs. Jose
phine Barnaby, a wealthy widow, also
of Providence. The poisoning is said to
have been done to cover up Dr. Graves'
defalcations as manager of Mrs. Bar.
naby's estate. The doctor took hia own
life, using morphine. In a satchel in
bis cell were found five letters, the first
one having been written August 9th
last, showing that bis suicide was con
templated since then. Following is the
lirst letter opened:
To the Coroner ot Denver, Colo.:
Dear Sir: Please do not hold an
autopsy on my remains. The cause of
my death may be rendered as follows:
"Died from persecution, worn out, ex
hausted." Yours respectfully,
T. Thatcher Graves, M. D.
The last letter is directed to Captain
Crews, jailer of tbe county jail, and is
full of bitterness to the county attorney,
J. N. Stevens, who secured Dr. Graves'
conviction in the first trial and has been
working hard to again have the doctor
In tbe second letter, which is dated
August 25th, Graves denounces Stevens
as a liar and adds: "My lawyers have
fnll receipts showing that I never
wronged the estate of Mrs. Barnaby,
and that the estate now owes me out
side of the legacy by will. The public
sees what I have to expect from the
villainous, cowardly falsehoods of
Stevens. I cannot expend more money
fighting him. I must take the only
means to prove it, for my wife and
dear, honored, aged mother,"
Notwithstanding the above letters
Captain Crews, in an interview, indig
nantly denies that Dr. Graves com
mitted suicide. He says the doctor
died of a broken heart and, to use the
captain's words, "was murdered by tbe
attorneys for the state, who have* har
raeeed the old man to death."
The three other letters are to Mrs.
Graves, tbe county commissioners and
a lengthy one addressed to the public.
The one addressed to Mrs. Graves and
the commissioners have not yet been
given out.
Mrs. Dr. Graves was . informed of hfi
husband's death shortly before noon,
and for a time was almost crazed with
Notwithstanding Dr. Graves' request
that no autopsy be held upon his body,
a rigid investigat on into tbe cause of
his death will take place tonight.
Dr. Graves before his death said he
was penniless, and thought it no more
than right if the county paid tbe cost of
his prosecution, it should also be will
ing to appropriate enough to enable him
to defend himself. The decision of the
county to try him again nndonbtedly
prompted Graves to put into effect bis
idea of suicide, which it is plain he had
been contemplating for some time.
Dr. Graves' letter to the public is •
long document in which he reviews the
history of his remarkable case. He de
nied tbat he ever committed the crime
with which he is charged, and declared
his prosecution waa accomplished with
money and political influence. In bis
letter he says:
"The district attorney at that time
was Isaac Stevens, a young leading
politician, ambitious, full of devil
ish schemes and cunning, a man
who never hesitated to do any
kind of dirty work to advance himself,
and wbo was surrounded by the vilest
men in the west as his tools. At the
trial which followed we found every
thing completely and absolutely under
his control—reporters, bailiffs, court
officials, except the clerk of the court,
deputies, the honorable judge and tbe
jury. Since the trial we have learned
that no man waa put on the jury nnless
he agreed to favor Stevens. Promises of
political preferment and bribes were
freely offered and taken. Forty years
ago a man named Perrin in Connecti
cut, and my father had some trouble
over some land. His son worked him
self en the jury and paid the old debt in
full, after the usual manner of such a
man. Thia wo did not know until long
after the trial. lam informed since the
trial tbat Borne of the jurors have re
ceived political appointments from
Stevens, and some professional jurors
are getting on the jury in cases where
he always wins his case. These things
are well known in Denver. What pos
sible chance did a stranger stand against
Stevens, backed by euoh a judge and
purchasable jury ? " Conrad boasted that
he spent $600,000 among witnesses, de
tectives, judgea and jury. He always
omitted to remark that the money be
longed to his wife and that he waa play
ing for a $160,000 atake. The supreme
court of Colorado in most
emphatic, scathing and bitter words
pronounced the triai unfair. My law
yers have iound proof that at the trial
$2500 was paid out to only on« witness.
They have affidavits of numenu<iu n
that they were "sounded" as to whether
in case of their being summoned on the
jury they would favor Stevens,
and this was done by Stevens' bailiff.
The jury were under tbe charge of
one of the worst villains on earth;
boarded at a hotel kept by one of the
jury ; went to the theater and around
town pretty much aa tbey pleased. For
months and months I have languished
iv jail, clamoring for a new trial, until I
have, little by little, learned all of the

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