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ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST. 26. 1895. PBI03 TUBES CC3T3. MINNIE WILLIAMS. Connected Story by Holmes of Her Disappearance. HOW SHE MURDERED HER SISTER, A Alleged by the I'lirnamenal Rawnl. and How lie Covered t'p.the Crime Ingenious Explanation of the Pratna of Dim Hardware In the "Castle" Store A Little Job of Rascality He Advlaed Minnie to Jo Into, anil .She Went. New York, Auk. an A signed stnto Hu nt writU-n liy II. II. Holmi-s In the Miiyamrn.sing prison at Philadelphia, and OTtUl.t tii by hi lawyer, which jroes Into nil the details of hU acquaintance with M innlo William is jirintcd by a local JMIH-r. Holtnm writes that ho first met Minnie Williams at un intclilgcncu otfice kept by ono OiiiipUll, on IK-arljum street, Chicago, in January, 1U3. and employed hiT a a Ktononiplii r. ."She waft installed inhisoffit-a in the buildinft which lias be conio known us '-Holmes' ca.stle(" and from March to May of that year occupied mom in the biiililin, adjoining tlic oilicc. Occasionally uu-al.-i wore served in the ImildinK. and if nny boms were found in the Htove then- Holmes writes that it will In- found liy microscopic examination that they am the remains of tuch meals. Financial Itelatious with Minnie. lie continues: "Certain It is that no hu man being was ever cremated there during my occupancy of the room, my own ex jrtTii nce, years uo, lH'iug quite sufficient to show mc the danger of such proceedings on account of tlie uwful odor, if 1 hud no other motive to deter mo from such a course." Holmes say that in April Min nie Wliliauis, knowing him to be in need of money, (rave him a draft for VO, tho proei-eils of tin- sale of real estate she had held in Texas, and asked him to use it un til she should need it. In order that bho should be protected he transferred to her by warranty deed a house and lot at Wil iiietUi, Ills., valued at JT.WM. The money wus re turned to her in May, 1KM, being paid by Isaac K. Hitt & Co., of Chicago, fchowa His Innate Itiwcallty. Hhe desired to convert her southern property Into cash or Improved northern probity, and he advised her to execute a worthless deed (by having some ono other than herself si-ru same) to a fictitious per son, und offer the proerty for sale at a very low cash tltruro, und yenrs later to de inanil nn additional sum in exchange for a clear title. This was done, Clarence A. I'hlllipfi forging the name of Alexander K. Ilond upon the dm-d so made, which deeds are still in existence. About this time, Holmes narrates. Miss Williams was taken 111 anil wus removed to tho Presbyterian hospital, near the Clylmurno avenue car limits, being enrolled as Mrs. 'Williams, as her ailment wits such that It was prudent for her to puss as a married woman, site having, according to Holmes, been bi tniyetl by a prominent Boston business man. Thought He Would Never Come. When she grew liottcr and returned to his house her sister,' Nannie Williams, came from Texas to visit her. Heturnlng one evening early in July from a day in the city ho was grecti'd by a cry from Min-! lile Williams in the parlor: "Is that you My inl, I thought you would never eomc. Nannie Is dead.'' Hur was seated upon the 11 T, holding her sister's head In her arms, rocking buck anil forth and nioaiiin-r. much as a mother would over a child. He found that Nannie Williams had Wn dead for hours, nnd laid her imdy upon the lil In his own room, finding no mark of violence but a slight discoloration on one of her temples. Annnling to the story written by Holmes Minnie Williams hod Iweil away the preceding night, ami he. Holmes, hud also lieen unexpectedly de tained by business all night. When Min nie Williams tvturn.il that morning she noticed that his bed hud not liecu oixupi.il during the night. SHE II All MCItllKltKD HER SISTER, Am Alleged by Holmes, In a Fit of Jeal ousy Over IliliMclf. This Ls what Holmes writes next : "Anil with only this one thought in her disor dered mind had rushetl Into the uUjolnlng room, where her sister then sat, nnd in n voice, which only the very few who have been intimately acquainted with Miss Wllllnius can appreciate or understand the the tragedy of, luul said: 'You devil. You have stolen my husband from nie.' At tlx same time she had struck her sister with a small foot-stixu causing her to full to the lloor, where, with hardly a struggle, she hud inised to breuthe." At llret Min nie thought her sisUT luul only fiUut.il and tried to revive her. but finding her ef forts useless, had reiuutiied in the position lu which ho found her. Then etime the question of what to do. Holmes story of what was done follows: "We clot hud Nannie In a light dress she hud 1 1 kul to wear, and taking a large tnink she hud brought with her from Texas I placed her therein. I went to a livery stable and obtained a covered con veyance, and upon my return I engaged a man to accompany me to tho house and help tne place the trunk In tho carriage. I then drove to the lake side and waited until nlght.had fallen, thus appearing to parties notlctng me. if any, that I was awaiting the return of some belated boat ing party. Then I procured a boat at some distance and took it near my waiting plueu, and later with considerable trouble I placed the trunk In the craft and pro ceeded about one mile from the shore. . "There in the darkness pnsscd beyond the sight of this world into the ever-grasping depts of Lake Michigan ail that was mortal of this beautiful Christian girl. Coming toward the shore I thought it wise to depot.it the trunk upon another and re mote portion of the beach. I did this, and after returning tho boat drove away, and later came bock for the trunk. The house keeping was broken up, and very shortly thereafter Mr. Hatch took Minnie Will iams to Milwaukee, where she remained In a private institution until laterin the sum mer. Tho cause that produced her un sound mental condition had then been re moved. "We kept Nannie's things several weeks . until 1 could obtain time to dispose of them, when I assorted rami of tpem mt I save tutni to ilttul. tellins him. Uuit the were some that Miss WilHams bad sent to his children. All the others were burned in the large stove in the thin! story office, and this I plainly told the Philadelphia authorities in the fall of 1VJ1, and all the subsequent excitement occurred as a direct result of a visit made there by their repre sentative In verification of my statement 'Another trunk containing pictures ana books was not taken from the express com pany, owing to a mistake in charges, though Miss Williams supjiosed this had also boon disposed of. and tills wns the one later retunuil to Kurt Worth. The last I ever saw of Miss Williams was In Detroit last full, and my tx-llef Is th.it she is still alive and well." ATTEMPT ON A ROTHSCHILD. Receives an Infernal Machine and His Sec retary la I bully Hurt. PARIS, Aug. :(. A serious attempt has been made upon Huron Alphonsc de Koths chlld. A large and heavy envelope was re ceived at the bank Saturday addressed to the baron and was opened by M. Judko witz, the confidential clerk of the well known bunker. Just us the clerk opened the envelope it explmlid with jnvat force, wounding his risht eye and blowing oil some of his Unin-rs. The police wen- hasti ly summoned uud nu invi-stigation wus iuuuedintely commenced. The remains oi the strange envelope were pickul up nnd examined with the result that the Mlice officers expressed the opin ion that tho envelos- wus nothing mora than on infernal machine. It. consisted of pieces of cnrdlionrd tightly hound together, nnd was quite bulky. Hut there w;u nothing strange in its appearance, us peculiarly constructed puckiurcs of similar appearance are fre quently received at banks and am found to contain money or securities, or valuaMe baiters of various descriptions. The ciird Ijounl envelope of this package, it is pnv sumiid, contained fulminuto of mercury so arranged that when the outer covering was torn ix-n nn explosion occurred. The surgeons hoie to save the injured eye of the clerk. His clotliing wus riddled nnd his lxxly bruised in several plives. M. liirard, director of the municipal luhoru tory, has made a fuc simile of the envelope, which will bo sent to all post and stump offices in tho endeavor to truce the sender. THE BULL FIGHT CAME OFF. Two liny of the llarharon Spurt at (Hllett, Coin. Promoters Arrested nnd Fined. CHII'FLK C'KEF.k. Aug. -15. Another bull was kill.il in the arena atGillctt yesterday l the prtHcneu of S,i people. The first bull turned into the arena wus nn exciitl ingly tame animal even after the darts wen- in him. He refused to fight, and the multitude cried for a new animal. Ari zona ( 'hurley uppcnnil to be equally dis-gusti-d. The next animal made a light for his life, but its fight wus quickly over. Chireto, the "king of the arena," made two stabs ut the animal and left it prac tically dead, but the Mexicans with tho red cloaks teased the creature and made him durt at the men. One came wit hin an ace of losing his life. In the light Saturday tho bull wus game from the start and did his N-st to d!s;mtch some of his tormentors. But after l lng worked up into a nige in the usual man ner Jose Morerou, the toreador, after two attempts drove his rapier into the bull's spine and he was dead. All tho promoters of the light were urrested at the close Sat urday and all lined. They paid their fines and went on with tho sport yesterday. SCHOONER AND STEAMER COLLIDE. Seven IawenKers on the Latter Serioaali Injure.!, Five of Whom WiO Die. Toledo, O., Aug. 30. The passenger bteamcr City of Toledo, crowded with passengers, was run intn by the schoonei Magdalene Howling, In tho channel just off Prcsquo Isle, and fifty feet of the steamer's uppor works torn away. Aftel the collision It was found that seven per sons had been seriously Injured and fifty more or less hurt. Tho following were tho worst Injured: Mrs. John Sanderson, Miss Annio Zimmerman, Miss Ji-ssfu Jackson, Miss Grace Garwood and Miss Nellie GurwooiL nil of Ada, O., fatally hurt; Mrs. Johu E. Miller and James Pcaring, of Bucyrus, 0., badly Wounded. AH SIN CONCLUDES TO CLIM3 DOWN. Foreign Nations Interested Have Their Way lu the Outrage Investigation. New Yokx, Aug. as. The World print! the following table from Koo Chow, China: "Firmness hits brought tho Chinese to terms. Foreigners are now present at the trials of natives implicated in the attack upon missionaries. The Chinese officials afford every facility to the foreign commis sioners of inquiry. Six of the Chinese who had a hand in the massacre at Uwasanrj have been convicted of murder." Raring Experiment Not a Success. Chicaoo, Aug. i. Tho North western Breeders' association has closed its meeting at Washington park course out of pocket 12.0u, tho result of nn ex periment a horse racing without 1 totting. The loss averages f.'.oura day, and but one day of thesis was there a paying attend ance the day of the Patchen-Gentry race. Murderer of l'nwrn Killed. Gbaxd Hapips, Aug. John Smalley was killed by deputy sheriffs while resist ing arrest at McBuin, Missaukee county. Hu is one of the murderers of Detective Powers here last Thursday night, and is believed to be one of the Chicago and West Michigan train robbers. Success of a Bold Forger. IXDIASAPOLis, Aug. St. A foraer, bare headed and in his shirt sleeves, professing ' to bo a clerk, caught the Indianapolis Brewing company on a forged check lot frio to which Colonel Ell Lilly's name was fraudulently signed. Soon afterward the same fellow swindled the LJeber Brewing company out of a similar amount by making free with the name of Otto Steele han. The city ls overrun with the most daring gang of scoundrels noted for years Burglaries are daily reported. Roby Arena Is So Mar . Chicago, Aug. 35. Only a mass oi blackened timbers and ashes marks the s'.te of the arena of the Columbian Athletic club at Koby, Ind. The structure was de stroyed by fire last night. Loss, X,uuu, The Aeql'8, only luc a week. POLITICS IX COURT May Be the Sequel of Quay's Fight for Control. VERY WARM WEATHER PREDICTED. In the Latitude and Loiuritnde or the Penn sylvania RepabUcaa Convention Wednes day Hardin in Kentwkyls Supported by a Con fere nee of Candidates Currency Juration To Be Dropped Letter from V. Debs Read at a Populist Meeting;. Harrisbcrg, Aug. 86. Chairman Gllke son, of the Republican statu committee, has made up the roll of delegates to the coming state convention, which will meet on Wednesday next. Among the changes made is that Bradford county is allowed but three delegates by Gilkeson, instead of four as claimed, and the First district of Berks county gets , but two, instead of three. The list as Issued does not indicate who will be dropped in the counties. II. T. Northrupp is seated in Wyoming in stead of H. W. Bardwcll. All the Hast ings men are listed from the First and Fifthdistrlcts Philadelphia, whero there are contests. Contest May Co Into the Courts. It now scums probulile that the, contest for the cluiirnuinship of the state commit tee will be carried into the courts in tho form of an action on Is half of Quay to compel Gilkeson to surrender the books and papers of the coaimittce. The mem bers of that lxidy will hold a meeting to day at which a resolution will bo adopted requesting Gilkeson to attend nnd assist In the preparation of the roll of delegates. He will 'almost certainly refuse and then it is proposed that the committee elect Thomas V. Cooper, of Delaware county, temporary chairman. Legal steps will then lie taken to compel Gilkeson to sur render the books and nn auditing commit tee will be appointed to examine his ac counts. Exciting Scenes Are Exported. This programme will probably be carried aut with'jut opposition, as it is the policy of the Hastings people to ignore any action the state conuuittce may take. The city is rapidly filling up with politicians from ev ery port of the state, who hnve come to toko part in or to witness the exciting scenes that arc cxpcetnl to Uikc place when the convention assembles. There are also present a number of the member of the state committee, who are here to attend today's session of that In sly. Result of the FiKht in Doubt. Congressman "Jack" Robinson, of Del aware county, h.us licen sclix-tcd by the Quay people as their candidate for tem porary chairman of the convention. Tho Hastings people have not yet announced who they will put up for ;e place if, in deed, they have divided. '1 he result of tl.n contest for the state chairmanship is still in doubt. Both sides claim they will win, but neither faction Is willing to make puli lic tho figures upon which they bote their Drudict'ona. SIARDIX COM EH Ot'T AHEAD. Democratic Ci nil I. Into for Governor of Ken tucky Stands by Hie Silver t.uns. IiOCIsvilXE, Aug. as. A conference of lolling Democrats of the state met here at the state headquarters Ix'hlnd closed doors. General Hardin and all of the other Can didas 1 on the Democratic ticket were present at the conference. Hardin made a speech full of vigor. Ho did not recede one till a from the position he has taken on the llnnuciul question. He contended that he wus standing on the platform, anil was not in conflict with his party. He said he would submit toacaucusof theparty.but hcwotdil not yield to dictation. He asserted his ability to construe the platform, nnd said he abided by Ills utterances which had been publishnl. and hud nothing to retract or molify. When ho closed there was warm applause from tho free silver men present. All of the candidates with the exception of TyliT, candidate for lieutenant-governor, agr-vd to stand by Hardin in his con struction of the platform. Tyler an nounced his purpose of continuing to speak for "so-.uiil money," no mutter what the utterances of the head of tho ticket might bo on the currency question. A committ'i) of live, consisting of three sil ver men and two gold men, wus uppoint4d to draft an nddress to the Di-mocratio voters of the state. The voter will bo called upon to support Hardin as well as tho remainder of the ticket. The address will also urge Democruts to drop the cur rency issue. rOLITICAL LETTER FROM DEBS. Read at a Populist Meeting Where Coxey ' - W' the C liief Speaker. CHICAGO, Aug. 20. "General'' Coxey, Populist candidate for governor of Ohio, addressed a large assemblage at a Populist picnic In the northwestern section of the dry yesterday afternoon. Ho told those present that he would be the next governor of Ohio, anu would prolwbly lie the Popu list candidate for president in 1896. A let ter was read from Kugene V. Debs. It at tacks In most vigorous manner all the do ings of the old political parties, the present national administration, etc. . Debs says that to expect any change from the old parties is idiocy. "Both, are controlled by the money power and both are equally debauched by its influence." DPbs then refers to the present national administration as "probably the most in famous that has ever cursed the country." He says that the "Democratic party, in capable and corrupt, full of false profes sions, detested and scorned throughout the land, is as di-ad as a mummy and em balmed in its own slime." He then states that in one regard the Republican party is superior to the Democratic, because it does not hesitate to l.MIy champion every measuro calculated to enlarge the power of plutocracy." There is but one course open, he says, to turn boldly to the People's party. It is impossible to either cleanse or deodorize the old parties. Debs then goes on to scar ify the courts and abuses President Clcve landin the most libelous manner. Ho calls Judite Woods "Czar Woods." Don't too know that Hood's Sar sapariUa will overcome that tired feeling and give you renewed vigor and vitality? BALTIMORE AND CLEVELAND. The Two Leairne Clubs Which Are Flaying for the l'ennant. CHICAGO, Aug. i. Baltimore and Cleve land are at present the only two League base bull clubs which look like winners of the pennant. They are first and sec ond respectively, with tvfil and 63i per centage respectively. None of the others has tSOO. and Anson's "colts" have gauoped down the toboggan to seventh place. The standing is shown below: Per Clubs. , Played. Won Lost.Cent. Baltimore.!. K7 is 3 Mil Cleveland lot iff ;g .es; Pittsburg lit! ft 41 Boston 1-s SS 43 Philadelphia ti V, 44 jva Brooklyn ! &" 4. U Chicmtro HO Ml 47 '4j Cincinnati !8 S3 45 .F44 New York U M 4U AW Washington... t : r.l An St. Louis HO 31 71 Mil Louisville !1S 73 jcu Following are the latest League scores: At Brooklyn St. Louis 4, Brooklyn 18; at Boston Pittsburg 8. B.ston 10; "at New York Louisville 4, New York 8; at Wash ington Chicago V, Washington S seven innings: ut Baltimore Cincinnati 5, Bal timore ut Philadelphia Cleveland 14, Philadelphia 8. Sir Knights In Danger. MosTitK AL, Aug.Srt. An oil stove in tho steamer Cultivtcur was overturned while several hundred excursionists occupied the steamer on nn excursion, among them many Knight Templars from Chicago. The flumes leaped to the celling and there wus iminent danger when some knights threw a lot of blunkets on the fire and averted a serious disaster. He Wrote a Pol it leal Song. Philadelphia, Aug. so. Samuel Josephs, who won distinction nt the last Chicago Democratic convention as the author of tho song "Four More Years of Grovcr," is dyimr. Mr. Josephs is about 00 ywirs old and is suffering from cancer of tho eye. He had nn umbition to hold a political office, for the name of the thing, an ambition that hu. never been gratified. Two, Vessels Struck by Lightning. ClIlCAwi, Aug '.15 The steamer John Otis was struck by lightning in midluke, and hud her funnel cutoff as smoothly as if done in a shipyard. No one was injured. Tho Goodrich line Ktcjxmcr City of Luding ton, lying in nn Illinois Central slip, was struck by tho lightning on the top of the mainmast, and tike top of the spar wits cut oil for live or six feet. Got the Ohio Dlser.se lown ffere. Too. New YoitK, Aug. dl. Advices from th Heralds correspondent in Guayaquil, Ecuador, says that the soldiers and citi zens were so incensed and chaj.Tuv'd nt tin defeat of the poveruiii"iit columns by Gen eral Alfuru that determined threats of lynching wer. made .gainst the beaten government general. Dig Tank of Water Collapses. CriiBEKLAxn. Wis., Aug. $ The new city water t.-u.k contuiiiing barn-Is of water niount.il on a tower luu feet high collups.il. Two tittle children were play ing under the tank when it jrnvc way and were swept several hundred feet, but not killed. , Wisconsin Editors at Denver. Desvek, Aiijr. JK. Seventy-two editors from Wisconsin irrrivi-d in Denver, nnd after Ix-lng hospitably entertained and shown alsmt the city took a train for Salt Lake City to attend a conference of west ern editors this week. Gen. Doo T:ikcs a Vacation. WashixgT' X, Aujr. St. Assistant Secre tary of War Doe, upon the arrivul of Sec retary Lumont, left for the west on a va cation. Doe has n.d fully recovered from his recent Uluess. rad.-rrwskt's Glory la Departing. Losnos, Am. -.. Lady Colin Camp bell's "Kaolin" reports that Padurcwski is growing bald. Weight and Height. Tho weight nnd height of tho "per fect man," according to a standard adopted by tho leading life insurance companies is as follows: Pounds. Ponnds. 5 feet 1 15 3 f.vt 10 inches. . . 1C 5 fi-ct 1 inch 1A) 5 feet 11 inches.. .KiS 5 feet i inches. IT. 5f.it 11' . Inches. lfis 5 f.i-t 3 iu.-li. s joo S feet li?4 inches. HIS 5 feet 4 inches. 1S5 0 feet 170 S f.s.-t 5 inches. 110 0 f.i t 1 in' h 175 3 fuct 1 inches U3 0 Ti t 2 luetics.... W) 5 f.t 7 inches. 1J5 Cf.tt 2'j inches.. 181! 5 feet 8 iiu-h jH. 14s 0 feet 3 Inches. ... 1ST I f oct 0 inchca Li 0 feet 4 inches. ... 11.1 Burglars' Booty. Burglars nro said to seldom rcceivo moro than 20 per cent of the valno of their booty f roin tho Iraycrs to wliora they dispow) it it, if it hupjicns to be in acy other form than coin. Chicago News. Life-Long Kesnlts. Many a e-irl h nainir7ni.Plinn nt , - j h, the opening period of womanhood. migui ne savea irom nie-iong snncr inj and expense. mmm Absolutely Pure. A crak of tartar kakins powder. Highest of all ta tesveniag stronrtb. halt at UmUtd Stttei 0i nanaf food heperU Koyai. Baxixs nTDn Co. 10S Will PA, 5.T. 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Davenport Fmnitore & (Janet Co., 324, 326, 328 Brady St, DAVENPORT BEST And Are Willing our Big Store !tiaJtW" f 'II Sustain Home Industry On Tap everywhere. Only Union labor employed. The Rock Island Brewing Company, success ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I. Huber's City. Brewery and Raible & Stengel's Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's Bottling Works, has one of the most complete Brewing establishments including Bottling de partment in the country. The product is the very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo line avenue by Telephone. See our New And Latest Suits. Our purpose in advertising is to let everybc who buys clothing that Is all mankind h about know that our suitings are In, and finest ever displayed in the city. You respectfully invited to call and see the If in patterns and styles. , Call and leave your order. J. B. 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