1890 oct 19 koch eva

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1890 oct  19 koch eva
 - EVA'S MOTHER Appears in Court and Astonishes...
EVA'S MOTHER Appears in Court and Astonishes All Concerned.' ! : An Affecting Meeting Between Her and (he Child. She Was in Time to See Kochs Defeated. the Judge Batei Give the Child to Her Aunt, The Adoption Papers Declared To Be Illegal Virtfen Tslle ths Htr Trials. Story of Destitution Compelled Her to Dis pose of Her Daughter, Bit Is IowVs'ts th Aant te Hsv Hsr, ul th Daaiiien Salted Hr. A chn hM oore orer tb Era Virgian kabcai corpu cm. Tb mothar of the ehild a addanir appears In Court. cue ami 1011a ner lutieonein gemot a ood bora, end accomplished her purpose, little Ere leaving with her aunt for Jrook- Ijn its o'clock last eTning. Her appearance created great inrprUe to Bioit of those concerned in the case, Her joy at the decision of Judge Bates was great As was announced ia a telegraph dispatch from b U Louie, published in yesterday's Es- HiaiB. Mrs. Virgien. tba mother of the child in ttie habeas corpus case, left 8t. Louis Friday nigbt for this city, to give her testimony on bebaifbf the aunt. She arrived reaterdar morning and proceeded at onca to the Court House. Eh had witn ber a three-year-old. golden-haired child, a sister of Era. the subject of the Uti-aution. Mr. Virgien Is a rather MHbsoM vomar Of medium height, slender form, blue eyes and blonde bahr. Hhe was plainly attired in black. When tb partlea to the case came Into Conrt there waa an affectionate meet-itiK between Mre. Virgien. the aunt, and Mrs. Virgien. the mother. They wept orer the troubles that were existing and then eat down, in company with other women present whose sympathies were with the child, to talk orer the put and the present. The mother related the sorrows and troubles she had experienced and was told in turn of the chilli's aflairs. her trials and tribulations. 'I be child was not in Court at toe time. Flic was out riding in the country with the fcheriQ' while the Court was in session. Willi SH( APFCAllIP, And the mother caught sight of her. she ruined to the cnlld. clasped tier in ber arms, klnsed nor time and again, and wept tears of loy orer her. It was a reunion, filled with both Joy and regret Joy in both mother and child at seeing each other again, and regret by the mother that she had allowed her child to be takes awar. ren the three-year-old )aby. when asked who she was going to see when waiting for the parties to the case to come into Court, lisped: "Sister Era and Aunt Lottie." Th meeting was indeed affecting. Strong men who stood about could not restrain teurs. while the women wept freely. When the first burst of Joy bad passed. Era and her bahr sister stoofl on either side of tbeir mother where she sat and CABISIID BIB And each other. ra fondled the little one affectionately, thus expressing her pleasure at nce more seeing the one she loved. hi the other hand Mr. and Mrs. Koch were siit'nt. They seemed to realize, to at least think, that tbeir fight for a child who did not want to lire with them had been useless. They had fought a rain tight, and were routed at the last moment by a masked battery, so to speak. Mrs. Virg'en did not speak to Mr. KocJ). but looked daggers at him. Mrs. K.ocb kept her distance, .while little Eva looked askance at her and theu at the mother, in whom she believed she had a certain protector. THE TCB Of ArTAIRS In the case was unexpected to ali except Mrs. Virgien. the aunt. The night before she had received a telegram announcing that the mother had started for this city, the could liot reach her attorney then, so that the first knowledge Mr. Thomas had o( the matter was when be read Th Eqmnx yesterday morning. He was. therefore, prepared for the new phase that had come over the case. When the Court opened at f o'clock the Jresencwof tb mother was announced by udiie Bate. Hhe at onre said that he wanted to hear from her. and sne wax sworn as a witnent. ihe satd that she hod given the child to Mr. Koch, as she was in destitute circumstances and did not know what to do. sua was also ixn.cnccD Br others to do so. Now aha rerretteit It n1 desired that her daughter go with her aunt, who. she knew, would gire ber a good home, hhe aoid that Era was burn in Manchester. England, in 1881. She married Mr. Viraieo in that city in 1871. The child was 9 years old lt March. Mie had with her a written statement from Mr. Vireien. the father of Eva. It was addressed to ail whom it might concern, ana stated that the writer vMf the father of tb child, and that heiirsirJT that she be a-iren into the custody of heratlnt. This statement was obtained from him at the jaw ia kl ixui oy i "elective vvitte. He was in du iui on u us in ess, ana search lor and fOVKO TBI XOTRKB Ann ratnep. in. latter was in .leti nn charge of mbeulemenV He had been re leased from prison lor a former ottens about April last, ana soon cot into troume again. He 1 now awaiting the action of thetirand Jury. The mother JJetective Witte found living with a family on Arsenal street, in the suburbs of et. Louis. She was engaeed as a seamstress, and living a respectable life, when informed of the trouble her daughter was in an at once aaid she would go to ber. ecu am come) nsre m cgawsar wiva Mr. Mrs. V'.raien story of her trobleand the causes leading up. to ner giving the child to fti r. K oc b is a sad one. In the first alace, she aaid that the story of r. w o mat "he had told hire taat to tainer oi the cuua had been allied in A POBJ. fit rkAKCB Wat not true. Aha had not told any stich tory. as it would bar been false, and there was no reason existing lor telltna it. be mil that wliil. her huahAiirf mmm In prison last Lecember the waa out riding in a uutsT and waa thrown, out. Her arm waa pr.aen ana sit was taken to lb atospttai. iter two children w.nt with hr. . bile there she met a woman, who. when sha got well, asked her to come and lire with per. tihe did not know who to woman was. but. being destitute. aha accepted tb invitation. hen she went to tha bout an m.. . th,r" M aomaUunc wronat yat OT kxow nirw BO. .A policeman named Freemaa. whom aha anew Mw her going hilo the house and ouwiioned ner about tha matter. Ha told fc'i'JLV. .hu-w dlarepnubla. 8l,told him that she did not want to lead a life 3 ii. i sort, yet was in deatiLtita et ream stances. C, ber.two children to aispporl and did not Ue Place auriseu uax.wwf hedid so. and went with hinvto a drug fre, where the man hindier. who has ttk .r"n t neretofora. waa empiorea. " "zy e neara ner siory n ax once pro-. JH" that be Drorio far ber. Uaturallr. iiis hesitated about such a thing, but when mought ot her two small children, thejr ana naipies conuiuoa, ana w sm esnmiia. - ., 1 He took her and tha ebUdrea to a koteL wberethey remained three weeks. lie nailed her frequently. Then ha rented a oatal rzr roR, and iney moved into it. laere they lived nntil last AoriLwhen tfy separated. Her husband waa released "? prison and ab went with biiu again. . ' January when Koea visited he Lopis ana went to u drug ator wbr Sehlndler was thst now fisnres hi tbe- habeas ;biudler evidently wuh4 to set eprpus. Mel OIET. obeerrlne. fr . . wrr neo Of D of an AA". to b o think, induced child sad adopt xie, iin, vjrr.en MfVIUIlllI D ar, was ArTAUKTLT woe a ntu 17J Lf5T.t "n1 k,d .51"- Virgien for her. ii? f?!?Vh mother thai be brad tost hia oi d- w war wiin itra not was kub parttMt4 Mdoe by ficbindler and 8 he had always go ppoe-wl thattbe eniM did liare a aod tu.nu until k-... -7 ui- tory of this see. .Then sha came at onca to a It were possible to do so. am m .fcv n. nl. . . i I. J aira to bar her daughter go with tha aunt. HE wabtxd ajga . To bar a good home, and did not think eh be obserred. tallies with tbat of Era when soe teavinea. in many resprcta. Tlie details, of course, the ohild did Bot know, hot she remembered bar age correctly, as will oa seen, knew of hey father being in prison. of the drug tore man providing for her mother S..na .fjjrir life in a flat of three rooms. 1 fieee thine sUow that aba told tha usiE when she testified. - f A,,,br? adjournment of the bar meeting udge Bate resuniad the heerlngof the case. owrr Jackson, for the riefendanta, malea enffthr trinnMnt 1 m .f.n.. r4 tk. of his clienta. .He claimed tbat they stood in iuv piece or toe mother oy virtue ol the adoption papers, and they had a right to tb child and to control it. At the conclusion of the arguments. Judge Bate at ouce aunouueed hi decision. tnr. pgciMoa. Hessid: This case is not like the former one. In the former one I had eliarber to investigate, through the B. P. C. A., and was in process inquiry when peace was made between tha child and the adopting parent, and her voluntary announcement of a willingness to rvtorn ended the case. 1 think it but justice, to say on behalf of Mr. Koch that the child, on the former occasion, on being aaked by me apart from all influence, expressed affection for Mr. Koch, and sid tbat his treatment of ber waa kind and affectionate, but that he was away irpra borne traveling at that time. I am satisfied from tbe evidence that since that case both Mr. and Mrs. Koch hare been kind-to the child and probably affectionate. Many people are, according to my notions, entirely too harsh and rough, even to their own Children, i dou't mean from lack or Arrccrios. But from lack of tenderness. Bat I shall say nothing in this case on that subject, as tbe result rests on other grounds. 1, The Missouri adoption contract ia wholly roid. The father of thechild waa not a party to it True, be was in the i'enitentiary. but are we to ataume Irom that fact tnat lie had no property; that his family was drstitnte. or tbat he thereby bad lost all parental feeling, and could bar tin voire in the disoosing of nis cijmirrn. 1 ha law nf l iiwmr! uv. mot a person in prison ior ineis civilly dead, but not so it in tor a term only. If sentenced for less than life the law of Missouri requires the appointment of a trustee for the managemrntof his estate and care of his family, and does not gire hi wifa authority to act as if he wer dead or divorced. Moreover, if his conviction is to be considered as an abandonment of family hia wife can only have the Dowera of a wirinw hv decree of Court, and even a widow by their tiaiu.es can not pe guardian, rienceoer ATTurmo nuroernoa Of the child Apart from the husband in tba manner here shown is void. . 2. but in the next place. Is the aunt who is here asking for the child entitled tr.it? It can not oe sain mat She nas the legal right. Mie is not a parent, and no papers bare been executed giring,her the position and rights of a paren t. she is not a bio .4 relation, but merely nas married tha uncle. Hence I have no power to award her thechild aa a runttar of right. 3. as I award her the child on the same gronnd that 1 would award it to any proper protector, say like the Children's Home or any one rise. inw, we must remember that in it lany. nowever reassuring her n.anner and appearance and however excellent she seems to be. yet is unknown to any one here except irom ner own accouut ol herself, Hhe baa BO OTHgR CagPCXTIALS. Hence, other things apart, before letting her take the child I should feel bound to inquire in brooklm. V Y.. either throuih mv nam kacqonin unces there or through the 8. P. C. a. inert auoui ine iaay circumstances. station, habits, disposition, ic. but there are other things here which relieve the case of this delay. The child has already been there. 1 bo mother is in Court and iden ti nea me aunt, ana ootn she and a letter from ine ismer in ci. louis concur in requesting this lady to have the child, and the child herself concurs in this rantiear Thia nnn. currence oi lueioree persons presumably MOST PCIPLT ISTXttXSTtD Can ha restiacted. Hence, in nnnrlmlnn at though this ladr merely by tbe relationship of aunt hits no legal right to demand the child, and. although 1 might not feel willing io aive tue ciniu qam 10 tne natural parents, yet. as the deed .of adoption is void, the natural parents hare bot in fact parted with their rights in toe child, and. consequently, they have the right to give her to the aunt. Hen or. the decision will be that the child will be restored to its mother in view of tbe fuct that she will give it to the annt as a safe and proper custodian, able and willing to give it a uumt AS THIS A'ttontCXMMT WA XAPB There wer murmurs of apprnral from the spectators. Eva's mother and the aunt smiled their approval, and their women friends gathered about to congratulate them. lhey held a lore least lor some time. An appeal to tHe Circuit otirt was taken bv Sir. Koch, and a bond of i' 000 waa aiven that the child would he produced whenever wanted, ine Duua was given, with John Kyan aa surety. Before tbe ease was decided Koch offered to compromise by giving up tbe child if Mr. Virgien would give a bond that thechild would be cared tor and eriilrawd until of age. sent nut here every summer at his ex pense, ana that all his expenses in the case oa paui. l ne oner was reiuseu A FEMALE ASSASSIN. Her Revolver Emptied Into the Back of Her Lover. While KortsUy Waandad Ha Shoot tha Weataa Sowa aa tha Itrsst A Sua! Tref 4y ia tlliaeia Qtnjccr. Ilu. October 18. One of the most sensational shooting affrays tbat ever oc curred in this city took place on ona of the principal business strets early this afternoon. Dan O. Price, of SAlina, Kan., was fatally wounded by Mlas Lillie Booth, of Camp Point, and the young lady was shot by Price. Accompanied or hi brother. Price was walking down Sixth street, soon after din ner.wben Misa Booth crossed the street. and. placing tb m utile of a large revolver against his back, fired. . Price' brother grappled the young woman. the wounded man running into a store, but he immediately returned to the aidewalc and shot her down. Price died soon after the shooting, but Mia Booth's wound is not necessarily fatal. The Price and Booth fam ilies are among tbe moat prominent ia thia county. About a year ago young Price went to Ea linaand eiigiurea in business. During tha oast summer Mia Booth followed him to Kansas and commenced proceedings against him for illegitimate parentage, but ha r acquitted and returned to Qutney. - Miss Booth also cam back to her home at Camp Point, and the two met to-day tor tne first time since the trial. kraweteca Prohibited at gchool. P&lladelpala North Americas. Principal Hall, of the School' of Practice, at Seventeenth and Spring Garden streets, haa last attracted some attention by istaing aa order against tha wearing of braceleta by tha silia. most of whom are amalL who attend Ibat schoou' This order haa aroused some opposition from inconsiderate parents, and it might not be found practicable to enforce it it tha issue were squarely raised : ut Inaptritlt ia distinctly right School ta bo place for finery. -It distracts the attention of the anria, canaea bad teelina fa the shape of ranny oa the on side and envy aa the Other, and eerrea no commendable pnrpoee. Thoughtful, and Intelligent parent" will agree with Miss Hall, and dreea their ebil-dren with that becomiug simplicity wbiaaia also the beat of taat. . s -. -: " ": 'A' " Grape Saeea Bpraat U m CatlaTa tliaiis J -V."-. Wit Fatal EaTeet. .f Katlaad (Vt) B pert si ta Fbtlaaelahia Seaor4.l ' Lulu, axed reara. datuhtetr of John U Edward, of Johnstown, died Suedajr of pgritonttia. eavsed by eatintT grapea. iha seeds of which, according to tha phrsiciau't aatopty. had apreutad in tha cbUd'a stomach aad caoeed inflamraaiioq.' ..' r swsH CeBUsse. J.v:.-- mm ijseaaayw weegiy.t ' Mr. Young I'm afraid my husband latlU iighimaelf with overwork. . -' --.- ' Mrs. Odds How is thatr ; i irCv ?: Mr.-Tonna 'Why. when we were first mar rted n always got noma iron th oeiceat aaa now haa oltea kept nntil 101 the child tr tb mom iiiiiki wr Hi omm tmb ut4

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 19 Oct 1890, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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