Miami Union

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May 10, 1898

Sunday night, an elderly man, who had the appearance of a wanderer, applied to Marshall Tobias, for sleeping in a place in the lock-up.  The request was granted.  On Monday morning he was found in his cell, a corpse.  An empty morphine bottle was found by his side, and it is surmised that he took an overdose of the drug.  His identity was discovered by searching his pockets.  His name was Gillspie and he hailed from Piqua.  His relatives were notified and in the afternoon, the remains were taken to Piqua for interment.

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