ly from existence merely, as it appears at present, that he might gratify the miserable wish to become notorious!
"For a number of years Illnour had boarded in company with a man named Samuel Barnes.
To him he said that he had been unfortunate in business.
He had made some money at one time, but had again lost it. He had gone to California, and been unsuccessful there.
He had begun to come to the conclusion that his life was a mistake, when the excitement created by the execution of Corbett and Fleming commenced.
Then came the desire for notoriety which resulted in his death.
"Barnes states that he went with Illnour into his office, on Monroe street, on Saturday afternoon. Illnour had frequently expressed to him his wish to die, and when the two convicts were executed on Friday, he earnestly and seriously expressed a wish that he could 'swap places with them.' He then procured a phial of laudanum, and, in Barnes's presence, drank it nearly out. Barnes, his old friend, sp