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O U Jnltn- SVthnm, ntnwi Vne «t oii« tnltlnz hi £«rc« Known comedy l l be adr a if reserved even- SATURDAY the late R. M. III sell at R D CATTLE--5 w i t h calves if. ." coming l f , S yearl- steer«. ^ y e a r l i n g g heifers. 1 t h o r o u g h bred No bay h s IT.Vo old. 3 sorrel n i a r o BITS OF THE BODY Of Gilbert B. Rue Found And An Inquest Inquest Held by Coroner Dawson. THE FACT IS ESTABLISHED. That Ht Ended His Own Life With Heavy Charge of Dynamite. The remains of Gilbert B. Rue, who blew himself to pieces with dynamite, were, gathered together as fnr as possible possible Wednesday. Coroner Dawson drove to the scene of tho a w f u l tragedy tragedy oarly In the morning and when fill parts of the body that could be found had been assembled he held an inquest on tho remains. The jury returned a v e r d i c t I hat lh« due-eased "came to his death about 4:-15 a. m. Monday, l-Vb- ruary !, l!»o;{ in a t i m b e r pasture- one eighth of a mile from his residence as a result of an explosion of dynamite, dynamite, discharged by h i m s e l f and w i t h suicidal i n t e n t . " The j u r y was composed composed of A. J. Trimnior, W. F. Trimmer, « ' - K. Crispin, C. IXuiKPlsen, Charles Lewis, jr., and Simon P. Lutx. His Talk of Suicide. The evidence went to show t h a t Rue had discussed suicide by means of dy- n a m i t e w I t h i THE the'same time he wrote a similar to his brother-in-law Principal Boyer of the Bloomington h|gh Bchool. Ihe letters were evidently mailed In thii, letter box near the house and were taken up by the rural carrier lifter the fatal explosion. The gentlemen gentlemen named received them Tuesday morning and Immediately communicated communicated with each other and took the first train to Dccatur where they arrived arrived Tuesday shortly after noon. drove ut once to the farm where found the house empty and following trail of foot prints were led to the in the timber where thu explosion taken place. When they had made licient examination to establish beyond J. doubt the facts of the death and had become too d a i k to do a fuithi-r, they notified Conorer Dawson who went out Wednesday morning daybreak and assisted in gathering the fragments of the body. Cam* Back From Visit. It seems that Gilbert Rue had on ;i visit for the past three weeks his brother George at Lexington and to his sister Mrs. Mayor in Bloomington and t h a t Kduaul Boyer returned cattir with him un Thursday or and suw him settled at the farm 'oaving Saturday for Bloomington. made the arrangements for Crispin move into the house w i t h Gilbert. Rue's disease which had resulted i dropsical affection of the limbs compelled him to wear rubber overshoes M place of shoes and this was a m.i- lorial point in the fdentmeation 01 ·emnlns. The feet which were recov- hous". L c t t c i s w r i t t e n to his brothers a n , I b r o t h . - r - l i i - L i w nv re ro ,. u i nm , s h o w e d c o n c l u s i v e l y his i n t e n t i o n to commit suicide In the m a n n e r described. described. C, K f.-ispin testified that he had known Rue for about ten y«ars anil hurl u o i k e d w i t h h i m , using d y n a m i t e to blow out s l u m p s for various f a n n - ers In t h e neighborhood. He- said Rue. had orten spoken of w h a t r.l) pounds of d y n a m i t e would do to a m a n . The w i t ness ness t a l k e d w i l h Rue .Sunday and at t h a t t i m e Ru.- said t h a t his brother- i n - l a w , Krlwaul Hoycr, feared that nr. Rue, would c o m m i t suicide and therefore therefore wanted Crispin to live at the house w i t h him. Crispin told him t h a t he WHS mistaken nnd that his broth- e r - i n - l a w only wNhM,| someone to live at the house so t h a t he might h a v ; more company and not be so much alone. RHP remarked that nobody could tell, he might l i v e ten years yet. only portions of the body larger than one's hand w h i c h weie found, the diopsical condition. In the Wood Pasture. rhf- scene of the explosion was a I v. lord one, on the night of the discovery. discovery. The lanterns of the searchers showed a big hole at the foot of stump against which Rue had leaned w h i l e a waited for the blast that was to h u r l him into eternity. radius of about t w e n t y or thirty the ground was cleared and looked as it s p i i n k l c d w i t h finely and then raked away from the stump. Outside of thus area the ground spunkled w i t h fragments of flesh clothing which had been blown into the air and fallen again in a shower on the ground. Many particles still hung on the twigs of the trees had been completed A r r a n g e m e n t s o n l y last week for Crispin and Jus f a m i l y to occupy p a r t o f the house, leaving two rooms for Rue. Parts of the Body. W, K T r i m m e r f ,lso, told of conversations conversations in which Rue had discussed the possibilities of suicide by dynamite. JK- had spoken a p p a r e n t l y In a. joking w a y of the effect if :i man sat down over- or branches. head or stuck to the bark ,,. ,,.....,,,,,. J h e teet which were the only recog- nu.ibly human fragments recovered were tound forty and sixty yards from the s t u m p and were blown off below the knee. From the- fact that the rest of th bo 'ly literally e d Clyde horse 10 old. of w i t h SO suck- A p i i l 1st. U n d - C h i n a boo.1, rrc;- . -- 1 S . i l t l e y " w a l k i n g c n i t i - h gang plow. 1 Plow. 1 a c k h a w k corn p l a n t e r e l i n g mow or. . 1 st.ilk 1 roller. 3 f a r m sled, 1 r i n g wagon, m o t h y d hay In ham. 1 e t t l e . 1 ropper u t m h r l r l l i r t l i ten , | ( , , , ;i|| f!,| $10 cash w i t h a p p r o v e d \ i n g p i o p . - r t y . \ pr,,- a n n u m w u l p:ild at 7 per c n t i n t e r e s t A d m i n i s t r a t r i x e r . __i;. on (i few sticks of d y n a m i t e and touch. ed i t off. He also remarked that he should h a v e died several years ago w h ' i i he was very III with grip. Both Mi'. T r i m m e r and Mr. Crispin were s a t i s f i e d t h a t thu bits of clothing and t h p f r a g m e n t of overshoe were the same t h a t w e r e worn by Rue and had shredded it would a p p e a r that wore the f a r t h e s t removed p-M.losive and t h a t Rue j.iobably down upon several sticks of d y n a arid exploded it by means of a fuse and cap leaning back against the s t u m p while he waited. Small Pieces Picked Up. Hie bones of the legs were splintered and a portion of the backbone which IVnu f. 11. .^ -I i- .. * - . . " *i*v ** was blown to pieces no doubt t h a t he by d y n a m i t e . Letter to Hi» Brother. Ir. OorKM H. Rue. n brother who is -i p r o m i n e n t pli.\sician of Lexington, 111.. t i - s t i l K - d t h a t G i l b e r t had been in poor h i i i l t h for a niimb-r of yeaix. Vie had l i o u . \ c r K'n-fn no i n t i m a t i o n to Ins M ' l . i t i v e * U n i t lie had any idea of s u i c i d e u n t i l a l e t t e r w hidi 'he wrote to his bi o t h e r on February 8th. The l e t t - r in p ; i i t is as follows; "My the l i m e j , , i i r i ' r - i v e this l e t t e r I w i l l be a t h i n g of (he past. My dis- eiiscx a r o a d v a n c i n g so r a p i d l y t h a t I k n o w It cannot possibly b o but a few w . e k M u n t i l m y l i f , . i s ended b y t h - ellVcts of the disease-. AVh.-it I am ,\n- iiik' Is t a k i n g t h i n g s in my own h a n d s lo a v o i d ,i world ,,f sulTi-riiif?. I w i l l t a k e my own l i f e . Them w i l l not be a n v f u n e r a l , ns I w i l l shout myself w i t h ten p o u n d s of d y n a m i t e . " The l.-tter was d.itcd Sunday an.I at found back of tho s t u m p was clean of flesh and the processes of the vertfbivi crushed as if with r a meat ax . , , ' **· " * n * ·* i n f i l l fix.. A portion ot the scalp as large as palm of one's hand was found and several long pieces of entrails. A peculiar I'.ng was t h a t the skull ^ h i c n:m been well removed f i o m tho ol tho d y n a m i t e w a s shattered mis. hu-Hps of cluck coat, blue shirt and o v e r a l l s were all around. bi.ndnnii handkerchief was undamaged and was found 41 few feet away. White and Bloodless. The r-iin of Monday night had washed washed the shreds of flesh u n t i l they a g of oven more ghastly. a n d were them Fame's Celery Compound Has Proved a Blessing to Thousands of Our School Teachers. Who Were Victims of Nervous Pro?- tration, Insomnia, Dyspepsia, Dyspepsia, and Irritability. Wh,n everything was collected the ir-mams did not till a small box eighteen eighteen Inches square and six inches high Shortened Suspense. An examination of the house shower! Hint RIK. had used all t h « dynamite he had as none was found. A few were, discovered and a short piece of fuse which showed where it had been ut oif. R u n had onr-e said when flis- (ii.sslng his theory of suicide by dyna- m i t e t h a t the only objection to Piocess would be the prolonged BUS- ppuse w h i l e waiting for the fuse b u r n . H had evidently attempted shorten the suspense. Rue had suffered for some months f r o m Insomni.i and could not sleep .n bed. He had constructed a rude red red i n i n g chair where he had been accustomed to sleep. The remains placed in a child's casket casket will be interred some t i m e today tho Koiling Springs chinch. 'I nere "will be :i brief service fit the grave. C. H. D. P

Clipped from Decatur Herald12 Feb 1903, ThuPage 1

Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois)12 Feb 1903, ThuPage 1
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