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Connersville Times (Newspaper) - July 13, 1910, Connersville, Indiana My to. 44 Connersville Mem wednes Gav 13. 19 of a a it ack Winters res Pant and expired. Get. Lorias a a food. A doctor new at Habaci of United states army. Told in government crop report received monthly serious damage done to the Oats crop. His nicaraguan policy not popular in certain quarters. Used suicide i Bart autopsy reveal eco that stomach was empty and free of Poison liver was double natural size crowded heart. At local Post office. Two heavy rainfalls quot More than double tic amount a quot id wheat on farms Tolian there was one year ago crop conditions. List kit a a iii and Jorl Jiyu the for. La a a f a he and tin flatter 1�-100 a i jilt showers in tween storm a Danial a Kise Wiere. I is Lenry Estes of East Connersville lied or staggered into j. H. Win is restaurant at a Quarter past in Wylye quot o clock this afternoon reeled and fell dead on the floor. A Strong odor of carbolic acid was noticed at once and the crowd that gathered had no doubt that the Man had taken a some of the deadly stuff with suicidal intent. Many of them doubtless hold to same opinion now but a combination of unusual circumstances seems support another theory. The circumstances Are these about eleven o clock or. Estes Ray Elliott living South of the City to a. H. Rieman s in we Rand Avenue and helped to it tips a be heavy Load of Hay which the Yosim ii fan had hauled to or. Riemann while at work he perspire Freel and once or twice staggered a i i slightly. Ike. Elliott thought at first of Dot he had been drinking but he caught no odor of liquor and later c included that the unsteadiness was due to some other cause. After the Hay was unloaded or. Estes came with or. Elliott to Rieman s grocery store on Central Avenue and received his pay for the work just done. He walked out of the store of a Wiott and As he reached the curb put his hand into his right hip pocket and exclaimed quot now i be broke that As he spoke he Drew the fragments of a Small Glass vial two ounce capacity perhaps out of his pocket together with a sack of smoking tobacco which was soaked with liquid and tossed the malodorous handful to the Gutter. Quot what was in it quot or. Elliott asked. / a quot nothing but a Little carbolic acid quot Estes replied. Having said this the Man started up Central Avenue. He staggered somewhat As he walked and officer Lewis seeing his motions started up the Street after him thinking he was drunk. He turned in at the Winter restaurant and fell As already described. Coroner spicely and or. Johnson in who were called soon after he fell. Made a careful examination of the body. There was no Mark of acid on the lips Tongue or Throat lining so far As they could see nor was there any odor either of acid or liquor about the Mouth. The pupils of both eyes were much dilated but the face did not indicate that he had died in any pain. He did not utter a sound upon entering the restaurant and the Only evidence of life observed after he fell was one or two Short gasps. Tie fragments of the bottle which broke in his pocket were examined. The vial bore no Label and the Cork was not new. What purpose he had in carrying the stuff is unknown if the suicide theory be rejected and where the acid was obtained is unknown also. How the Man could have taken acid without some Mark of it being left about his Mouth or Tongue How he could take a Dot a sufficient to kill Hutn quickly and then walk As far As from Rieman s store to Winter s restaurant How he could obliterate the odor of the drug which can be detected Long after death these and other similar questions Rise up and remain to be answered by those who think the Man died by his own hand. The theory that after the exertion of pitching off the heavy new Hay or. Estes died suddenly from sole natural cause would seem to harmonize More fully with the fact of his stagger Long the absence of the odor wow of acid in the Mouth and the other circumstances of the tragedy. Or. Estes was about forty years old. He was a native of Bracken county Kentucky and had lived in Connersville about six years working As a common labourer. He was a hard worker and bore the reputation of a steady and dependable hand. His wife Matilda Estes is somewhere in Ohio now. He leaves three children one daughter who is married and two Small sons who lived with him at Charles Moore s House in East Connersville. The body was taken to Charles Thompson s undertaking establishment soon after the Coroner arrived. Suicide theory Falls. The theory of suicide fell this afternoon when a postmortem examination was made. The Abdomen was opened and the diaphragm together with the heart and lungs was found crowded close up into the top of the thoracic cavity by the liver. This Organ was enlarged to More than twice its Normal size and would probably have weighed twelve pounds. This condition left Little doubt of the cause of his death As the enlargement of the liver interfered with the action of both lungs and heart. The stomach was empty. Carbolic acid explained. The carbolic acid which Estes had is no longer mysterious for it was Learned this afternoon that the Man who suffered from a chronic Tetter on his hands used that drug constantly in a diluted form in the Hope of checking the disease. Postmaster Dehaven has received the government crop report for july 1910. These reports a Liili come monthly and Are displayed of the Post office contain a lot of into mation when studied until one Geis quot the hang quot of them. It May be interesting to know that while last year there were let it 15,062,000 bushels of old wheat stored on the farms in Uncle Domain there Are 38,739,000 this year an indication that the american Farmer is not crowded for Cash and can quot hold on quot to this great Staple till it suits him to sell also that there is no immediate danger of a bread Fame. There has been i per cent More acreage of Winter wheat sown this year than last and seven and three tenths More Spring wheat. The average condition for Winter wheat for ten years past was is and 3-10 per cent. This year the condition of Winter wheat is 81 5-10 or two tenths better than the 10-year average. Corn also is three tenths per cent better than the average but lacking five tenths of one per cent of last year s report. Three and 5-Loths per cent More Oats was sown this year last. Conditions Are reported one tenth of one per cent below the ten year average but that rate will not hold Good in this immediate Vicinity As Oats never looked better than now. Notwithstanding that potatoes were a drug on the Market Only one tenth of one per cent fewer acres were planted this year than Dauchy a of Rolland Murray and wife is dead. Had been ailing since its birth funeral services today attendance was Large. Elizabeth one of the twin daughters of or. And mrs. Rolland Murray of Orange township died at the parents Home near Glenwood at five o clock sunday morning. The Little girl had been ailing All her Brief life which was less than three months in duration and for several Days her condition had been such that death would have been no particular Surprise at any hour. At two o clock this afternoon funeral services took place at the House. The obsequies though Brief and simple were fitting and Beautiful. The Large attendance gave evidence of the general sympathy which is Felt for the parents in their bereavement and the Floral tributes were another expression of a similar feeling. Rev. Black of Glenwood was in charge of the services and interment was made in the cemetery at Columbia. Several Beautiful songs were rendered by the minister and his wife. My Alzen was appoint supervisor of music at har vey a Chicago suburb. A very heavy electric storm visited this City last evening Between six and seven o clock there were much Thunder lightning and wind followed by a heavy registered 93 hundredths of an inulin at the government weather Headquarters at the Hibbs drug store. The Oats crop which is nearly Ripe and which is the heaviest for years in this Vicinity suffered greatly from last evening s storm and the rainfall today makes it improbable that it will straighten before cutting time in Many Fields the Straw is Bent Over squarely about a foot from the ground. Farmers think that if the Rains should be followed by Sunshine for a Day or two the Grain May be saved though the trouble in harvesting and threshing will be greatly increased. Other damage. The Light heat amp Power company suffered somewhat from Lightn ing and Power was off for a Short time but was soon restored. Some other slight damage was done but it was Trival. The storm else Niere. An Evansville special says one of the most severe storms of the season passed Over Evansville and Southern Indiana Between 5 and 6 o clock last evening. The loss in Evansville will amount to about $50 000 while the loss in the immediate Vicinity May go Over $50,000 the wind attained a velocity of fifty Miles an hour and the storm lasted for about an hour and was followed by a heavy downpour of rain. Many buildings were a roofed and badly damaged. Trees were upturned Small buildings shutters and awnings were blown away and steamboats on the Ohio River were forced to tie up during the competitors but he won the appointment on Merit is a Pupil of w. Otto Miessner and went to Europe to study music with him. / More than $14,000. Letters from business men which Fichtl quote to sustain their charges some of tie cd iary yes Lado. @ 1910, by american Presa association. Now fish and game club taking Hundred members that Many or nearly so already in roller la purpose is to protect Fisli and game As the Law intends. Scott Webb Laid to rest in City cemetery yesterday. May fight again. Los Angeles cal., july 10.�?"i May fight Johnson again in six months quot said James j. Jefferies hero today. Quot i have Many reasons for wanting a return match and i am considering them very Guerney Alzeno Well known As a Young musician of unusual gifts and of careful training has just accepted an appointment As supervisor of music in the schools of Harvey Illinois a suburb of Chicago. He will take charge of this work Early in september. Or. Alzeno was selected out of a Large number of applicants for the position a fact which is As pleasing to All his friends As it is complimentary to him. The position commands a Good salary and is desirable for Many other reasons one of which is the fact that it will place its occupant in close touch with the musical life of Chicago and therefore extend him future opportunities which could not be had in a smaller place. The Young Man was formerly a student of prof. W. Otto Miessner and with the latter went to Berlin Germany whore he spent a year in diligent study. That he will perform the duties of his new appointment to the satisfaction of All concerned there is no doubt in the minds of those who know him Best. Knights of pythias March in body from the Home to cemetery Many i iinds present. The funeral of Jesse Scott Webb whose remains were brought to this City from st. Louis the place of his death on saturday were held at the Home of his aunts. Misses Willa and Eva Wright on West seventh Street at nine o clock yesterday. The attendance was quite Large As there Are Many friends of the deceased in Connersville a ind Many whom Early association a him was made to feel As if they were relatives. The order of k. Of p., of which he was an Active member marched in a body from the Wright Home to the i y cemetery. The services at the House were in charge of Rev. W. F. Sol Ali and were solemn and befitting. The quartet was composed by miss Harriet guest mrs. A. W. Jackson j. W. Faulkner and or. Potts. Among the Floral tributes All of which were Beautiful that Given by the employees of the st. Louis firm with which or. Webb has Long been associated was especially so. The services at the grave were performed by to e order of k. Of An organization of More than temporary importance is being formed in Fayette county for a purpose which will meet with general Sanction. It is called the Fayette fish and game club and it is said that nearly one Hundred members Are now enrolled. The organisation is not yet Complete but the details am1 eing steadily worked upon and Virea by the plan As a whole is the minds of any one of who Are Active in the to of launching the new society. A the purpose of the club is to protect the fish and tif game in Payette a the organi Zatigue Rigi lifts amp a it obligatory upon eve of in Liniver not Only to obey the Laws strictly but to re Portia by quot and every violation of which quot he might gain knowledge. The club will retain an attorney to assist the prosecutor in All cases that come to trial and will probably go a step farther and employ special detectives or spies to go into the Woods and Fields and along the streams of the county and bring to Headquarters a report of any transgressions of fish and game Law they May see. The membership As far As it has been enrolled is perhaps two thirds made up of Connersville men but the remaining third has in it representatives from every or nearly every Rural township. The names of members As Well As of the organizers has been kept secret with the idea that better results in the Way of the apprehension of fish and game Sharks could be out irined than if the latter knew that an organized plan for their capture was Laid. However that May be the plan exists and the members Are already at work. The Wanton Slaughter of fish and game is a species of barbarity for which few people will even try to Oft or an excuse. The organization of the Fayette fish and game club i l be welcomed in general and from present prospects it will soon attain a strength and thoroughness of system that will make the dynamite tie dragger of the Seine the Slayer of Mother squirrels and brooding Quail and All the other members of that despicable company afraid to show their faces out of doors. Logansport ind., july 11.�?e. B. Swift and Cyril c. Connelly Field examiners for the state Board of accounts sent into Cass county by w. A. Dehority chief accountant have finished their work on the trustees Oitice and saturday the state Board sent to the interested persons at Logansport As Well As to the governor a copy of the reports made by or. Swift and or. Connelly. The former trustees of nine townships in Cass county Are charged by the held examiners with owing the various townships a total of $14,o39.6g. In addition to the amounts due the various townships the Field examiners Point out Many things they discovered while making the investigations. Among them Gross mismanagement and disregard of the Law and oath of office. Reputable firms deny Selling goods and repudiate the signatures on vouchers alleged to have been issued to them. Payment of exorbitant prices for Library books. Some firms whose names Are signed to vouchers can not be found. A Large per cent of quot supplies quot paid for and never delivered. Unauthorized signatures attached to vouchers. Trustees bought goods from themselves and paid themselves with township Money. Took precautions. Chicago Tribune quot we re always careful about these contiguous diseases quot said mrs. Laps Ling. When Johnny had got Well of the measles we bought some Sulphur candles and disconcerted the House j from top to at res funeral of mrs. E. L Mcintosh saturday afternoon. Paulhe Arcaris .111 nephews of the very Large a profusion of Floral gifts. The funeral of mrs. E. L. Mcintosh was held at the Mcintosh Home at 3 o clock on saturday afternoon. The bearers of the pall were All nephews of the deceased save one they Are a. W. Hotchkiss Walter Nelson or. H. M. Zehrung E. Buckley Samuel Davis and or. J. H. Morrison. The latter is a Cousin to the deceased. The gathering was Large and it was a company of people who shared in a degree which was modified Only by the removal of the most intimate ties the sorrow of the household. Rev. W. F. Smith pastor of the Church to which mrs. Mcintosh belonged and in which her presence and Devotion will be sadly missed fittingly conducted the Bose ques. The services were simple As accorded with the wishes of the family. The address was sparing of Eulogy we Rich might with truth and propriety have been prolonged save for the it reference of those most deeply concerned. The Floral gifts were Only those of the family but these were truly Beautiful not Only in their own perfection of color in form but also in their fitness and suggestiveness. The singers were j. W. Faulkner miss guest t. H. Stoops and mrs a. W. Jackson. The songs like All the rest of the solemn Observance were simple Beautiful befitting. After the solemn services the cortege made its Way to the City cemetery and there the mortal remains were left at rest. A 1. R to quot i w

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