St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on May 7, 1888 · Page 1
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Monday, May 7, 1888
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'ill BEllIl In This Issue VOL. 33.-NO. 297. ST. LOUIS, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1883. PRICE, FIVE CENT3. FT CARRIES, TWEJTTY CENTS 1 WEEK. Tuesday Morning Specials. e ; L - - i Cherry stained Regular price- S5.50 $7.50 Eeed sawing chairs, rockers, Tuesday A. 11 $3.98 Any other time $5.75 But one to a customer. Regular $2.50 baby buggy for SL76. "Will sell only 100 and only one to a customer. SPECIAL!- IrVest Boulevard. Up to noon, ladies full regular made cotton hose, solid and fancy striped ; regular price, 20c ; Tues day A. M., 15 c. Solid cardinal damask, quality and color guaranteed! Solid and black border. This is an auction lot, w orth 50c a yard, and will be cleared out at 30c a yard ! Avenue E. . CkAWfO) & CO. ' ""GROCEH Brand! For This SWEET mmmmm Tender, MOT out cai.j. XSI? GSVE TKEFwl A TRIAL. ! OUR HAMS and BREAKFAST BACON1 are selected aod cured in this city with the greatest care and attention, and va guarantee tnem to gire satisfaction. If vour grocer does not keep our Braxd of jJams notify u, and will give vou the addresi of one that does. See that the above Bea is on the Ham. COX & CORDON, JVIepIsoce 2309. 1019 Sonili TUlrd U ELEGTHlMMtiTC BELT PAT EST ZD AUG. 13, ISS7. d r r- - A:C BOD I CrrXS-iBELT ac an'l Sus --orj are tir ie id. guaranteed to lowing dig- 'tis is, narce- - - i t J c Colli tao. Gener y: All rte' Eexcal Kxhaosuon. iof taeBoCr. Lils?ases cansed from In. C.5 rUoa In Tonth nr Vnrrlod T If 1n fa ftu ureases pertaining to Uie WoinU or Gaa-iw. orifans cj male or female. .'.i u ttio latest and irroatesttaiiroTeinent f7' rca, ariI ts rapencr to ail others. ThU ti-T tas JTSTKi:i PiTtmn i..i i niacins tM twit Ton -jrlll hiiT n - ntnpp J' is vastly superior to all otters now of. 1 lor sale. lo show the IatlT Comfldeiie " -ave in cur Electro-Galvanic Belt and 1b. r we wiu seed onr Ho. 4 Belt complete J.Y sponsible rartles on 30 Cays' trial, and - ' does not rroTe to be and do what we rep. -5 nt. we will re.fcud tbe money, tend o fur our free Illustrated pamphlet of ; -" pars ; also lor a rir oIirOwca'siiec- iasoies. J Owea Electric E?lt & Appliance C 1 9 X. 4th SL, Incorp. June 16, 'S7 T. LOCigiro. Mention this Paser. SPECX4X. NOTICES. A ETrrVG of the Bw1 of IMrwtoni of theft. r1 I 'Cti rsn Franr;ro Kitw CmplJT l bere- 1 c the iiu bill. ding, comer RrouliriT nd Pine i .T - f ta clr? " Leuii. Mo., ou W dneU7, 4t a, lobs, n ii. jo o c,.,. . m. V,". Lilxix, Secretary. vi " --4X.' 3 4ist JfZ t-T bay-r of an Electrto Belt" wants t& '..Ir rDTWI' tMii hA will flnrt th OwAn f " t. IS aifferi from all otnars. as It la a Bat. -T Selt ana cot a chain, troltaic or wire belt, cure ail complaints curable by eiec- I ' - T- Tie electrical carrent can be Twt4 ir.y one betore It la applied to tiia body, - is worn omy 6 to 10 boors cally. U joa N ore the dinerence in the and those who do not use modern labor-saving devices. TWTORE BACKS are drawn out of shape by the old-fashioned see-saw, rubbing, twisting, wrecking way of washing clothes and cleaning house than by any other means. You ruin your health, form, clothes, paint, and don't get the best results. Try the greatest invention of this Century in the way of soap James Pyle's PEARLINE. It does away with the rubbing, hence there is no wear and tear on body or fabric. You don't have to bob up and down over a tub of soiled clothing and dirty water, inhaling poisonous odors and steam ; hence you save your health. Its success is marvellous. Millions use it Millions more will use it. Economical Effective Harmless. Every grocer sells Pyle's Pearline. Beware of peddled imitations, they're dangerous. james pvle. New York. Look Them Over To-Day at Wanamaker's. We show 1 6 lines of Boys' Knee-Pant Suits at $5, Ever' garment all wool, and made up in the latest style. This is a special sale. These suits are worth more, and mothers will do well to bring the boys soon, before sizes are broken. We show in Men's Suits to-day 4 Lines at .......$ 1 2 .00 5 Lines at I350 1 1 Lines at 15 .00 4 Lines at 16.50 Cheviots, Worsteds, Cassimeres and all the new fabrics, made up in all the latest styles. Our Furnishing Goods Department is one of the most complete in this city. We call special attention to-day to our wonderful White Shirts at 90c. Our marvelously beautiful line of Flannel and Percale Shirts, and the Neckwear at 25c and 50c. To-morrow we shall say something about our Youths' and Boys' Clothing, Spring Overcoats, and Merchant Tailoring Department. WANAMAKBR & BROWN, 210 and 212 North Broadway. : - ' OFFERS TO THE ATTENTION OF Manufacturers, Wholesale Merchants . and Business IVIen The premises recently vacated at 515-517 Market Street. This very desirable business site, in the center of the city, occupying an area of 52 Fest 8 Mos Front by ill Feel 3 1-2 UcSes in Del To an alley, will be leased for purposes of improvement, or will be improved with a First-Class Modern Building, to suit the lessee. No better business opportunity can be had in the city. For terms and particulars apply at the counting-room of he PostaOispatch. 513 OLIVE. M TTtk nmirpc r wnmpn whn 13 Lines at $18.00 14 Lines at 20.00 6 Lines at 22.50 4 Lines at 25.00 rin Latest Edition "ASHES TO ASHES." First Incineration at the New Crematory in St. : Louis. The Remains of Mrs. John H. Terry Reduced to Dust. Successful Test of the Institution on Sublette Avenue Yesterday. The Solemn Scene Witnessed Only by a Few Relatives end Friends Complete and Perfect Incineration Accomplished In Tbree Hoars Detailed Description of the Process No Smoke, No Odor, No Objectionable Features The Ashes Placed In a Leaden Casket and Laid to Best Beside the Itemains of the Deceased Lady's Father in BeUef ontaine Other St. Louis-ans Who Have Been Cremated The Cost of the Xew Method Cremations Elsewhere. t Yesterday moraine the remains of the late Elizabeth Todd Terry, wife of John H. Terry and daughter of the late Albert Todd, were incinerated in the Missouri Crematory. Tnis event inaugurated the crematory, which has been but recently completed. Previously all persons wbo have desired to have the remains of friends cremated bare been forced to take them to Lancaster, Pa. A number of citizens of St. Louis have been cremated there, and many who believed In cremation strongly were buried after death only becouse their friends could not transport the remains so far. The late Albert Todd was the earliest cre mation 1st la the West. His advocacy that method of disposing of the dead was the means of creating much of the sentiment that now exists In ita favor. Before his death be had seen this sentiment grow so that a society was formed and a crematory project -d. He did not live to gee It completed, however, but requested that if it were possible his remains "should be incinerated in the crematory. His body was placed in a vault after death and kept there for a year. There being then no prospect that the crematory would be completed within a reasonable time the remains were buried. All tie members of Mr. Todd's family had become believers In cremation, and Mrs. Teury eecially regarded that method as the only proper one. Her husband Is also a cremationlst and a member of the Hldaourl Crematory Association. Mrs. Terry departed this life at midnight. between the 13tli and 14th of April. After her death the body was prepared as for burial, and on Sunday afternoon, April 15, Kev. John Snyder of the Church of the Messiah officiating, there were funeral services at her late residence. No. l.2 Todd avenue. The casket was then removed to Cndertaker Lynch's private vault, where it remained until yesterday morning. The completion of the crematory, on which the incineration awaited, was not known to all the officers of the association. Mr. Terry desired that there should be as few persons present other than the Immediate relatives s poible. So p 3M. Crib and Carnage. it was that the only persons present were Mr. Terry, bis four children, Charles Todd, uncle of the deceased, Mrs. H. II. Clark, daughter of Charles Todd, Charles Speck, Judge J. G. Normile, Vice President John M. Dutro of the Crematory Association, Directors K. P. Olsbausen, Lr. Henry S. Chase and Secretary O. J". Wllbelml, beside the attendants wbo were necessary to the work of Incineration. The undertaker arrived at the crematory at 9 o'clock with the casket. The family and friends were then assembled in the chapel. The crematory building Is a handsome structure, etandlnir in toe center of a largra plat of ground on Sublette avenue, half a block south of Arsenal street. Sublette avenue is the first street west of the Insane Asylum. The cut of the building hese given is an excellent picture of it. The steps in front lead up to the cbapel Into which toe casket was borne. At the western end of tbe cbapel is a platform, and directly In front of it ts a bier which has a lalee bottom. The end of tbe bier which is toward the door of the cbapel was open when the casket was carried, and the casket was then pushed into it. The ecd of the bier was closed and without those present being aware of the lact the false bottom descended by means of pulleys into tbe chamber beneath tbe cbapel. There were no services in the chapel, thongb the bier and platform are designed so tbat services may be held there exactly as In earth-burials. Tbe service, would be held over the bier, though tbe casket containing the remains bad been removed by the elevator mentioned into tbe lower chamber and was in process of Incineration. When the elevator rested on tbe floor of the lower cnamber attendants took the casket Into a room directiv beneath the entrance to the chapel where the body was prepared for Incineration. It was removed from the casket wrapped in a cotton sheet which was saturated witn a eolation of alum and laid on an Iron crib, which was In torn supported by a car-r id ire and rollers. 1 be furnace of tbe crematory is in the rear of tue basement. It is of peculiar construction and was invented by two Italians, Gul-seppt Venini and Guiaeppi Geronoml. Tbe last named came to toe city from Italy accompanied by Gulseppi Massa, his foreman, to construct the furnace. He completed his work on Saturday and left for La Croe, Wis., where be is to supervise the construction of another furnace. Ilia foreman, Massa, remained here, however, to see that tbe experiment of yesterday was snceeaa-fully conducted and to Induct Rndolph T..-mars the crematory Janitor who will incinerate In the fntnra Tk. h..... i . . . ttireefeetin diameter and five feet Ion. It rtrf? ak "i. Z bottom and anunder u bOVO "' hoPPer into which wood iliPl ,d;. pan,el i'udrawn and the wood cv' lint" y.h?."r; "artod in this nn n-.u .v ana u is Kept ?P ".''IS.116 urnc has attained the heat of teeth VtZVZV .h. J.-"! Pf nclpal ob- : .-.ujnic, uni loe surplus heat is conducted Into the oven or retort er tten th f J incinerated. Having r " j , me reqnireu neat the lower door Is put up and hermetically sealed With -fl PA f IV IA'at-wI , . - . -j' " iV men put into thA ftirniiAa th..,,.l. al. until .."Vulce , rVhenheTn aiHotignuv closed. The heated furnace dis- tils the wwin unt r v . .. . iiT ...o e . iceii-raiea passes Into theretort The fire was started yeBterday r . " uie incineration was to besrm. W hn h .... - . , k. muT ik was lighted In the retort, and Instantly the place T:: R orange name. The retort was somewhat heated uy preliminary nre but when the gas be TIIE CREMATORY. (ran to combust, the temperature rapidly rose to the required 2,2ii0 degrees. The carriage bearing the body was rolled over the marble floor to the mouth of the retort. The large iron door was raised by a windlass and the attendants grasped the cable, which having one end attached to the front of the crib on which the body was placed, was passed over a pulley at theretort end of the carriage. Pulling this cable they drew the crib into the retort where it rested on rollers. The cable was detached, and the crib pushed over the retort rollers as far in as was necessary. The door was then lowered and the process of incineration beeun. Toe alum shf-et, previously referred to, was CZOSS SZCTIOX OF ft ' (A.y Retort. (B. and C.) Opening of gas duct into retort. (.) Kurn ace. (E.) Wood hopper over furnace. ('.) Exterior wall of furnace. (7.) crib on which the body reposes. (. and J.) Air ducts. (A.) PuIIy about which la the cable for hoisting crib Into furnace. wrapped about the body In order to delay comuustion until the door could be lowered, if the saturated sheet was not used tbe flame would take instant hold noon the clothes enwrapping the body and Hare out In the faces of the attendants. The alum prevents the flame taking hold for about tbree minutes. There is an opening In the door of tbe retort about two Inches In diameter, through which the process can be seen. As the decomposition advances the crumbling of the form Is seen, and that Is all. The orange flame plays all about tbe retort, the gases from the body born, adding other colors to the fiery .cene-The process yesterday becan between 9 and 10 o'clock, and was not completed until nearly I o'clock, t-oon as tbe esses ceased to arlee frnrn toe body the flame was extinguished. HORIZONTAL SECTION OF RETORT AND FURNACE. ( A.y-Location of body In retort. ( B. and C. ) opening of gas duct into retort. (I). and E.) Furnace. iff J and.) Bunsen burners to eonsnme gases in retort. (jl-.'Connection between retort and chimney, (jf.) Burner in chimney (i). and only the Bunsen burners which had been lighted to consume the noxious gases were left burning. These burner, are three. Two are set at the points in the retort where there are openings which lead Into the chimney. They consist of two pir4. one within the other. The inner pipe contains wood gas, the outer pipe contains atmospnerie air conducted from outside the building. The flame from these burner, consumes all tbe gaae. tbat would seape from the body daring incineration, ana what gasee may escape Into tue chimney on- burned are there met by another Bunsen burner which consnmes them. The officers of the association watched the reduction of tbe body with much Interest, standing in the chamber beneath tbe chapel and before the retort. There no hent was felt, although the interior of tbe -etort a as so hot the crib was almost molten. Not the slighest odor was observable either In the chamber, the chapel or outside the crematory building. The process occupied more time than the Inventor claims will usually be needed. Geroniml eaid that ordinarily a body can be Incinerated in one hour. The process yesterday occupied nearly three hours. This delay was due to care on tue part of the attendants, who tired slowly In order that the Kreen furnace and retort tuicht? not be broken by too rapid expansion. The reduction of temperature after incineration was also trradual. Miortly before 2 o'clock In the afternoon the crib was removed from the furnace. Undertaker Lynch bad provided a lead casket 15 inches Ion?, lo inches wide and about 6 inches deep. Into this v i J I i. j IsT U the ashes of Elizsbeth Todd Terry were poured. The casket was hermetically sealed, a silver olate placed upon its upper Hide, bearing the lady's name, aire and tlato of Incineration. Carriages were waiting for the family. They entered them. The casket was placed in one ot the carriages, and taken to H'll-fntaine Cemetery where it was buried in the Todd lot by the side of Albert Todd. Tbe officers of tbe association were well pleased with the Inauguration of the crematory, which proved the perfection of the apparatus. "We expect." said Secretary Wil-lielml, "to reduce tbe time of incineration to one hour and a half, and do not think the Inventor's claim of one hour will be realized." Uuring the cremation yesterday many per- retort asd furnace. sons drove out to the crematory, not knowine that an Incineration was in progress. They were not permitted to enter, and from no external nit; us could they know that a body was being reduced to ashes. The cost of incineration is ., that being the crematory fee. Other charges incident to this mode of disposing of remains of deceased persons are as small or as large as tbe friends desire them to be. The entire cost of the funeral, incineration and urn can be kept under Other St. Louisians Cremated. The first crematory in this country was bnilt at Washington,. Pa., by Dr. Lemoyne, a wealthy pbysiclan. lie intended it solely for himself but pending bla own demise Inclnerated number of bodies. Af t r bla death the applications bein so numerous tbe heirs closed tne crematory to an vui ifiiuriH vi n uuiaxwa vaju D t . A crematory had in the meantime been built at Lancaster, Pa. . as a bualneaa venture. Thraa f-t. Louisan. have been cremated there, the latest being Karl J-au.-Kina. father r tr Robert Luueklng. who did In and Ernest Lodekina-, son of the doctor, who died and was cremated at Lancaster bat a few urn the ago. THE SUNDAY LAW Is Now in Force in the City of St. Louis, And Saloons and Beer-Gardens Must Close Their Doors on Sunday. ' Important Decision by the State Supreme Court This Morning. Judge Sherwood Holds That the Celebrated Law of '57 Never Was a Law and Thus Kemovee the Only Stnmbling Block ia the Way of Saloon-Closing Lffect of tbe Decision History of Sunday Closing What thePolice Commissioners Will Do Talks With the Mayor and the City Counselor The Decision Dees Not' Affect Base Ball and Oat-Door Sports, Which Will Flourish as Before Details of the Subject. By Telegraph to the Posr-Dif patch. Jzffer&otv ClTT, May 7. State ex rel. Jas. H. Wear et al., relators vs. D. It. Francis, Msyor; mandamus proceedings reversed and remanded with special directions. Tbls Is the celebrated Sunday law cane. The court holds that the act of 1857 never was legally adopted at the election held In April, lsi, for the reason that a majority of the votes cast at said election did not vote fox the adoption of the act. Judge Sherwood says the rule established In State vs. Winkelmeyer Is this: That when by a law, a vote Is required or permitted to 3 taken and a majority of the legal v is mentioned In such law as being at!TZi sary to carry the proposed measure, such majority must bee majority of all the legal voters entitled to vote at such election and not a mere majority of those voting thereat. This rule thus laid down hf since become finally established In the Jurisprudence of this state. The returns of the election held in April, 1S53, In conformity to the ordinance sbow. that more than 13,000 voters participated and that only 6,(&3 persons voted in -favor of giving to tbe city authority to grant permission to open establishments for the sale of refreshments on Sunday and 2,001 voted against It. The case Is therefore freed from all necessity for investigating questions relating to the repeal of one law and of the renewal of the former law In consequence of such repeals, slice In the view already taken, no such question arises in this record, as In accordance with that view the Sunday law is In force In the city of St. Louis, so far as concerns any other ot the municipal authorities, for the reason tbat the conditions pointed oat In the first section of the act of 1857 were not performed. If this conclusion be correct, then it 18 wholly immaterial what force, effect or operation be given to the "Downing law" of 1883 or the act of March, lSd7, repealing the Sunday law. Tbe Judgment will be reversed and cause remanded, with directions to allow suitable amendments to be made in tbe alternative and peremptory writs In conformity with this opinion. When such amendments bave been made the Circuit Court will Issue Its per emptory writ, commanding that respondents vacate the order heretofore mentioned. Judges Norton and Black each file eeparato concurring opinions. WHAT IT MEANS. History af Sunday Closing Litigation, Ending With the Decision To-Day. The history of the contest between tbe liquor men of St. Louis on the one hand and the anti-saloon men on tbe other Is a long one. Briefly, It may be stated that after tbe passage of tbe Downing law several years ago, providing for tbe closing of saloons on Sunday, the anti-liquor men considered tbe question solved and rejoiced in the enforcement of the measure for some time. This period of congratulation was, however, terminated by Judge Noonan. who. In the trlAi of a saloon-keeper arrested for keeping open on Sunday, made a ruling to tbe effect that. Inasmuch a. the Downing law contained no repeal of the act of 1W, the latter was (-till in force and prevented the enaction of another and conflicting one. This law of 157 permitted a majority of the voters In the cities of Missouri to decide whether or not tne City Council might enact a local ordinance permitting the sale of wine and beer on bun-day, so that tbe opinion of Judge Noonan left tbe situation Just as It was before tae Downing law was heard of. The saloon once more operated with open doors on tne fir st day of tne week, selling wine and beer openly, liquor not so openly, and so continued to do for some years, up to tbe an miner of 17. During the session of tbe Legislature in that year a number of determined citizens succeeded In influencing the State law tuakert to formally repeal tbe get of 17 which was done. Then the nt1 In.ior people were bappy and tbe Hoard of police Commissioners instructed tbe police to arreot ail saloon-keepers selling liquor on Sundav. The first twenty-four hours that thse lostrue. tion. were esrried into effect croved exceedingly Interesting, some of the saloon keepers complying with the law and others resorting to all manner of devices to evade It. tome IM) arrests were made, and then easne tbe test before" Judge Noonan In the Court of Criminal Correction. The cute of Joseph Scbnalder, proprietor of echnaider's oaraen, was aeiected lor this tst. Somewhat to the surprise of the anti-liquor men Judge Noonan rendered a decision to the effect that though the law of li&7 bad been repeated, the gfnerai law hat not been re-enacted, and tbersfore there existed no law In fet. Louis governing the ci... r. of saloons. bebnaider was eiscbarged, and great was tbe rejoicing of the saloon men. who triumphed In the Inability of tbe Mate to appeal from a declclon in tavur of the defendant. Only July 8 the Police p.oard, therefore, were compelled to rescind the s-loon-cloelng order given tbe pctie, and this gave tbe citizens another ehan. Tne special counsel of the Citizen." Committee, i'cory T. Kent and Judge J. K. Mckeighas, filed in tue t Ircnlt Court the case thst la tfeid-d above, asking that tbe Police Hoard be compelled to rescind Its order of July and arre.t the saloon-keepers In conformity wstu the first order issned. Tbe case was elaborately argued before Jsdge Vsliiant. and on September be ordered a peremptory writ to liuoe aitalnst tbe Pollcw Oimmlwioiwn, which virtnally overruled the cuwa made by Jnde Noonan. Cpon this th Board appealed to tbe Pupreue Court, and after many months of anxious waiting tbe d.. elslcra has been reader as gtvsa la tae di pateh from Jefferson City, declaring tee law id loi1 nail and void by xeaon of It iUega i - JJS Axe"

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