Bisbee Daily Review, 25 November 1908, page 1 - - part two
The poprletor of the Cuban store went three times to the undertaking parlors yesterday to try to Identify the dead man. and each time was more thoroughly convinced than before that the body was that of Thurman. The hair, he stated, and the shape of the head, corresponded to that of Thurman, While the height and age, so far as they could be told, were those of the missing man. On the other hand there is good reason to believe that the shoes and uantf, fount! on the dead man were those worn by him at the time of his death, oontrary to the opinion at first held, that they had been changed. Thurman was missed from the camp on the 12th of October pay day. He had collected that day for the Cuban store over S500. He had before collected for the company, but never so much; he also collected that day from .people from whom he had never collected before. The man had" no coat on at the time of his dIsaorearance. and was .not seen after about 7 o'clock of the 12th, nor has he ever been seen alive since. The delivery wagon and horse were found about 8:30 o'clock that night, abandoned, In the Johnson addition. Wolschagel received Monday a letter from the wife of Thurman. asking u anytnmg nao: Deen heard of his whereabouts. She and Thurman's mother, who was also here at the time of his disappearance, have always maintained that he was the victim of foul play. Thurman did not drink, and so far as can be learned, had a clean record. Mrs. Thurman and' her three children are now In Dequeen, Arkansas, her and her husband's former home. At the time .of ills disappearance Thurman had on a white hat, no coat, a- striped shirt and a pair of trousers of good material, dark, with a small check in them. The pants were made to order by Hillman, a local feilor and could be easily Identified. Even If the dead man should not be Thurman, there is a good prospect that he will be Identified, as the officers-, while, they have not given out much, have several little clues which they have reason to believe will enable them to positively identify him. It may, however, take some time for them- to da this.