St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on August 9, 1887 · Page 2
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Tuesday, August 9, 1887
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r St. foras p0sl-isp foicslran, &rrusig, 1887. 41 - i 1 ! ! i r ! I I ! ! ! I ,3 n 1! .1 MV l i ' i !! if II t i j 111; t ? i I f if u: - 1 !r r i ! ii a CAME TO GRIEF. i- - unrun tn make lemonade ffcSdid Bii.M be was not Soing to eat any more He afterwards re-aoing mj C"V v,j. anmn lemonade. whfchldSVnV'ren minutes later. He I jjj HENRY 8. IVES' SHABBY TREATMENT I S" J5: JKSl.nyorr hS eTiome OF THE CINCINNATI C0MHIITE1C a couple of days ago that he was very fond of ham sausage trom a certain that Ibe had not had any for some time. I Disgusted Trio The Frisky Financier Re just oaiied,' he said cheerily, to ei 1 told him I would have my fath- Permit an Examination of Hii It was a Btatement the gentlemen Vt him some. le.terd.y my I to Permit j a cincinfca- tor ton A Dayton road was Involved, and that statement n promiseu "" meeting. Then the score of gentlemen solemnly sat down and waited. At 10 o'clock there was a knock at the meeting-room door. "The statement." All braced up to get the Important Information at hand. Alas ! this Is a weary and disappointing world. Instead of a statement, m walked air. wenry a. lves iu pcinuu. uo u were waiting DAYS OF LEISURE WHAT ST. LOUISANS ABE DOING AT HOKE AND ABBOAD. CI . . . w.. father went to tne lactorv. out me, . out of the sausage. I told Jerry so. but said thev would have some to-morrow, and my father would bring it here to blm.e Pagels remarked: 'All right; then we'll have a good feed to-morrow.' I generally wake up about midnight every night, and lastnight I awoke about 12 o'clock, as usual, and remained awake until about half-past 5 o'clock this morning. I heard no noise in his cell, except that he was snoring, but I did not pay much attention to that as he did it often. His coming execution had worried me soma, and made me a little restless. I always worry when any unfortunate is about to be hanged. The night guards made their usual rounds in the bullring, and I saw them look In Pagels' cell several times. At night tne silence is so oppressive that the slightest sound is audible all over thejail, but I hear the dripping of the blood Into the bucket that was under his bed . " DR. PRIEST ays Pagels has been ailing for some time and was unable to sleep well at nights. He also complained of a pain in his head. The doctor states be was treating Pagels for neuralgia ana nervousness, but never aetecteu uj tuu.a wrong mentally with the man. BARKEY RUHR, the chief night guard, states that about 11 o'clock last night he saw Pagels writing. The latter asked him to get aim a dictionary , which he did. After writing some time the man began reading. At 1 o'clock he was given a cup of coffee by one of the guards. Ruhr says he saw him alive at 3 o'clock, as he saw Pagels move In bed at that hour. At 5 o'clock he lay on his face and stomach as though asleep and Ruhr still believed him to be alive, although there is little doubt about his having been dead at that time. Pagels was very despondent when he spoke to Ruhr at 11 o'clock and remarked that he supposed that he had but poor hopes. Ruhr told him he had better be pre- Antaquest was commenced on the body at 10 o'clock. Jailer Callahan, Deputy-Jailer Waters, Chief-Night-Guard Bernard Ruhr, Guard Al League, Dr. Warren G. Priest, and superintendent of Morgue Dunn were the witnesses examined, jailer Callahan testified to the finding of the body, and the rules of the Institution ; the rounds made by the guards, and the searching of prisoners to learn if they had any forbidden articles on their persons or in the cells. Deputy Waters and Guard League testified also as tn t h rules of the institution and methods of searching prisoners to learn If they had any knives, etc. Mr. Priest testified to the position of the body, the character of the wound, etc. Dr. Dunn testified to finding the knife in the bodv after it was brought to the Morgue. Guard Ruhr's testimony was in regard to his rounds last night and the talk he had with Pagels, and what he saw of tne man on his various rounds. The verdict was suicide. WAS HE INSANE? At Pagels' trial Dr. Lutz testified that he had attended Pagels for mental troubles, and that In his opinion the man was of unsound mind. When he heard of the death to-day he telephoned the Coroner's office to know if he would be permitted to make a post-mortem examination of the man, as he wanted to satisfy himself as to whether his opinion was not correct. He got the permission of the relatives and will no doubt vindicate niui-eeif. Next Friday was the date fixed for the execution or Pagels. Had he been hanged It would be the first execution of a white man that has taken place here In about six years, Kotovskv, who was banged with Ellis. anegro, being the last white man banged here. Pagels was known in jail and in the courts as Jerry Pagels, but his right nrme was Frederick Glrard Pagels. He was 45 years of age, and had a wife and three children, the oldest child being a girl of 20 years and the youngest a boy of 9 years. By trade he was a butcher, but worked for years in a tannery. THE CRIME. Pagels killed Samuel Kohn on November 10, 18S5. He had been employed as foreman of the tannery of the Brooks Hide Company, and had an old grudge in for Kohn, who was foreman of a rival tannery, that of the Norman Brown Hide Company. Pagels was a drunken, worthless fellow, and Kohn was an industrious, hard-working man. Kohn got considerable custom from Pagels. At 6:45 o'clock on the evening of the shooting Pagels went to the tannery where Kohn was eai-Dloved and had the man called out. When Kohn stepped to the door, Tagels raised a shotgun to his shoulder, and, without a word of warning, fired the fatal shot. After the shooting Panels went to the Brooks Hide Company and .told a workman that he had gone to kill the , and had done so. Kohn lived only a few days. Pagels made his escape at the time, but was arrested five days later at a saloon on Chouteau avenue where he was playing cards. He was tried and convicted of murder in the first degree last December and his case was affirmed by the State Supreme Court. An effort was made to have the United States Supreme Court take the matter up, but Justice -Harlan refused last week to issue a writ of error, and yesterday word was received that Justice Miller had also refused to issue the writ. That was Pagels' last hope, and he had no doubt planned in advance to take his life in event of Judge Miller refusing the writ. THE SECOND MURDERER SUICIDE. This is the second time a murderer has com mitted suicide in the Jail. Patsy Early, who killed Billy Louderman, dashed his brains out January 'A, 1883, by leaping from the top tier of cells and landing headforemost on the stone paving of the Jail court. Thia was before his trial. Henry Klinge, a brother-in-law of Pagels , says that when the latter was captured and locked up In the Four Courts holdover he wanted him to give him a knife, but asked him for one afterwards. Deputy-Jailer Waters states that a knife was taken from Pagels about four months ago, so that the man had evidently been contemplating for aome time taking his life In the manner in which he did. x, ,i;,T.Hn of the uncinna- tiana-Reoreaniiing the Committee A Statement Which Was Not Forthcoming Messrs. Ives and Stayner Step uown and Out-Tbe Stockholders' Committee - T, ivtanacement oC the vfw York. August 9. There are a good THKT MIGHT A8 WE IX GO HOME. Be had thought the matter over some more, he said, after the committee had left his office, and he had concluded that he was too tirea to go to worrying over figures on an August night. But, perhaps, he would nave a statement within the ensuing- twenty-four hours. Would the gentlemen call at noon today. And with all the native geniality of a lamD, ne saia: "uoou uiguti n. was mighty poor place for a Sunday-school class . . . . . f n .1 ,r m wt Sft thfl 1 . , V - ' . . 7 . M I ..... r. nr ,,. A,n many amereni stories uuirou ' i ngnt arouua mere iui iuiu m"-1 meeting between the Investigating commiro. . . fflt.. will be crowded so tlirht that he will hardlv be able to edge in his nsnal rnra-n of smiles. Two confer ences were held by Interested people after last night's meetinar broke ID so unsatisfactorily. On onlv one thing are Cincinnati and New ol the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad and the Ives crowd yesterday. The Times prints the following in regard to the day's experience of the Cincinnati gentlemen: W J!, 1 111 J V41 V V -w Three very weary and aise'usieu cinu y0rk agnfcd to: Ives ana ptayner must re- Cincinnati trudged out of Wall street last even- sign. Cincinnati insists that the next presi- Lmuauu uu8 t, these citi- of the road shall be Booker A. lng. They are big men at home, these citi Wjnslow of Cinoinnati, whose fellow- on rf rtnninnatl. But New 'iork isn t townsman .inhn I'ariwle. thev declare, must be suDerintendent. New York wants to put Be Was Not Insane. Dr. Lutz says that he was not asked at the trial if he believed the man was Insane, but it he had been asked the question he would have testified that he thought Pagels was. His post-mortem examination failed to show any signs of insanity. There were no manifestations of desease and no abnormalities. The brain was of normal size and weight. He found a portion of the occipital bone gone as a result of inflammation. The erection of buildings of a better class in all parts of this city is a subject not only of observation to our citizens, but also one that strongly impresses a stranger visiting St. Louis, and in the erection of these buildings there is always more or less hardware used. Architects and builders tn St. Louis have an advantage over those of any other city for the reason that Simmons Hardware Company keen a larger stock and greater variety of Builders' Hardware than is kept In any other store in the United States. All the first-class makes of Builders' Hardware can be found there and in their capacious store-rooms can be seen almost at a glace the best products in that line that are known to the progressive world. Parties desiring anything in the line of general Hardware or Honse Furnishing Goods can find the best assortment at the lowest prices corner of Ninth street and Washington avenue. DISFIGURED FOR tlXE. A Paducah, Ky., Fireman Assaulted and Stabbed by Bis By Telegraph to the Post-Dispatch. Padccah. Ky., August 9. Jacob Elliott, a member of the fire department, separated about a week or ten days ago from his wife. Last night be visited her former home for the purpose of seeing his child. While there an altercation took place and Elliott was stabbed several times by his sister-in-law, a young lady named Miss Louise Fannin. His injuries are serious and although they may not prove fatal, will disfigure him for life. Miss Fannin wss arrested but promptly fur- nisuou pan. ah tne parties to the unfortunate affair stand well In the community, bear J ing excellent reputations. niiaols Corporations. Bt Telegraph to tns Post-Dispatch. 6peingfu, 111. August 9. The Secretary of State to-day issued a license of Incorporation to the Aetna Mining and Milling Company at East f-t. Louis, capital stock $3,000,000, to do a general mining business; incorporators: A. A. MsUier, James McMohol, Fred Williamson and J. U. CliQaiisg. zen9 or Cincinnati, mi kc" exactly like Cincinnati, so these good men agree. For this lesson, learned very thoroughly, they are indebted particularly to Mr. Henry S. Ives. The Ohio trio came to this town along with Mr. Ives, on Sunday. They found him a cheerful traveling companion, and his manner lost not a whit of its cordiality, not to say joyousness, because, forsooth, they were en route as an Investigating committee to try to find out whether he was an honest man or some other thing. "We-wlllbe around to see you early tomorrow," said the trio as they bade the spry young financier good bye on Sunday evening at the New York landing. "I'm sure vou will be welcome." was the pleasant assurance Mr. Ives gave them, as he started with a lawyer or two of his crew for the yacht awaiting him. THE INTERVIEW. Alton time "early" yesterday, the investigating gentlemen climbed up the steps of the Ives office. "Ah, gentlemen, I am delighted to see you!" quoth Henry S., almost ecstatically. And In a glib vocabularly he hoped the Cincinnati representatives were enjoying themselves ad liked the town, and were not too warm, and would drop tn and see him again some time. The visitors looked a little dazed and two of the three were fairly overcome by this sort of a greeting. Said No. 3, however, speaking for himself and his overcome companions: "But we want to see your books, Mr. Ives." "Avery interesting ambition, I'm sure," quoth Ives. "Well, I suppose you are ready to show them to us, aren't you?" went on the Cincinnati gentlemen, now awake. "NotthatIknowof."saidMr. Ives . "What?" ejaculated Cincinnatian No. 8. "What?" echoed the other two Cincinnati gentlemen. HOT MITCH. "I am alittle inclined to keep my own business to myself, that's all," said Mr. Ives. "Have I ever meddled in your affairs, that you should come meddling In mine? See my books? Of course you can't. How did you ever get the idea that you could?" "But we were appointed to come on here and investigate," protested Cincinnati. "And we thought you were willing to let us go through your books to satisfy ourselves." "You've got a right to think what yon please, I suppose." Thus said Henry S. with beams all uninterrupted. "And aren't you going to let us get at all the facts?' ' "I've got no objections. Only you will have to get what you want outside of my books; that's all." "Why didn't you say so before we started East? You knew we were coming, and you could have saved us all of this trouble by telling us that you wouldn't help us." Cincinnati was growing excited. "Why didn't you tell us that this trip was useless." cried all the disappointed investigators in con cert. "Well, you see, I never like to be discourteous," said Mr. Ives, serenely. "Good day." Thus came to grief right at the start the much heralded "investigation" that Western stockholders of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad have expected to get so much satisfaction out of. Mr. Ives acted on the advice of the dozen lawyers who have now been engaged for months In his behalf. WON'T GIVE UP. It was right after the jamboree In the stock and in the midst of the flying tales that a delegation of money-lenders dropped in to see Ives and found the other company there. They plumply demanded that Ives and his partner should resign at once the affairs of the Cincinnati. Hamilton A Dayton road into the hands of the Ives creditors and the company's other shareholders. Mr. Ives bothered himself only to smile at this naive suggestion, saying archly: "We don't think we will do that just right away. We are contented where we are." Then there was talking out in the meeting. Mr. Ives is not fastidious; otherwise he might have suffered, for some of the words that he had to listen to were not exactly art-works of politeness. The smile broadened perceptibly yesterday when the creditors and shareholders talked about the unsatisfactory situation and suggested that they would be mightily relieved to see his. heels disappearing out of the whole business. One aggressive creditor moved that a committee be appointed to in vestigate the whole Ives outfit, the contracts by which possession was held of the Western railroads and the circumstances attending the financial management of those made since Ives got control. There were some other things he wanted to know about, too. IVES VERT QUIET. Mr. Ives Interjected not a single objection. The committee was appointed, the Cincinnati example all unheeded. Irving A. Evans of Boston, a Yankee of the shrewdest type that ever has been discovered, was awarded the committee chairmanship, and for confreres be has James Thompson and Thomas J. Emery of Cincinnati. The meeting, assured that thia was material progress, adjourned and went to dinner (it was 6 o'clock) appointing a further session for a lato hour in the evening at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, at which the new committee should be ou hand to report what a careful inquiry had disclosed. At this evening's meeting were W'tillamFellowes Morgan, who holds Ives' I O. U. for $2,000,000; Alfred fcully, who loaned Ives $600,000; G. C. Wattells ot George William Gen. Sam Thomas of this city at the head of the corporation. If Ives and Stayner were to resign at once there would still be a lively fight. But that fight Is not alarmingly lra-niinpnt inat vpt Ives is not one of the "re signing kind." At least that's what he said himself last night, as he half smiled and half sneered at the repetition of a threat that if he didn't come nutnklv to terms he would see what an essy road It is up the State toward a town called Sing Sing. IVES SOS EST. Shortly before noon to-day the committee appointed to investigate nenry n. lves niau-aepmentof the Cincinnati. Hamilton & Day ton Railroad met to listen to any statement which Mr. Ives might have to make. At noon Mr. Ives had not appeared. His partner, Mr Uoremus. exnrnssed doubts as to whether Mr lves intended to make any statement, but the members of the committee stated that he dis tinctly oromlseda full and complete state ment of the affairs of the company. They also exDect him to resign, and Mr. Christo- Dhpr Mever said tbat if Mr. Ives did not re storn to-dav. the road will be thrown into the hands of a receiver. Many of the committee think this the best course to take in any event, so that the stockholders may be en abled to cet at the books and thoroughly in vestigate the doings of Mr. Ives. Mr. Meyer aavs the Cincinnati neode are complaining that there is a shortage of $3,000,000, and that if this cannot be explained, criminal proceed- Inir. will a . a... Ha Initial The committee were compelled to wait over an hour, as it was half-past 1 when Ives arrived at his office, where the meeting was be ing neia. STAVSER AND IVES OUT. There was a great deal of delay in getting things into shape for business, but when things were arranged business was lively enough. The first thing done was to receive the resignations of President Stayner and Ives and the election of A. S. Winslow of Cincinnati as president, and Christopher Meyer of New York as vice-Tresident. The credit ors appoiated a committee consisting of Irving A. Evans. T. J. Emerv. and James Thompson to meet a committee of directors, consisting of Julius Dexter, Christopher Meyer, and liar rison to take further steps in the reorganlza tion of the company. The Creditors' Committee meet Immediately to begin investlga tion of the afiairs of the company. Last Three Days Globe Clearing Sale. Two hundred left of those men's fine cassl mere pants at $1.95, $2 50 and 53.50; also a few pair of those good casslmere pants at 75c. Globe. 705 to 713 Franklin avenue. FOOLED IIIM. Bow the Mayor Slipped Out of Town and Back Without Notifying Geo. W. Allen. Mayor D. R. Francis returned this morning from a trip to the North, whither he went as escort for his family to their summer resting place. The fact of the Mayor's departure and of his absence from the city was. kept pro foundly quiet until a late hour yesterday af ternoon. From the time of his departure Fri day evening until late yesterday afternoon hardly a dozen persons knew that he was not attending to his regular duties. The secret would probablv have been securely kept to the hour of his return had not George W. Allen, President of the Council and Acting-Mayor In the absence of Mr. Francis, strayed Into the City Hall and manifested some curiosity as to the Mayor s wnereaDouis. ot mat Mr. Alien nad any 8 us picion that Mr. Francis was not in the city. It has been the Mayor s custom tn the past to nomy me president oi tne council of his in tended departure, that that gentleman may assume the duties of the Executive during his absence. Mr. Allen bad not been notified of the Mayor's absence, and he had not gone to the City Hall with any idea that the Mayor was not at home. When, through the inad vertence of the Secretary of the Police Board, he learned of the Mayor's aosence ne was aeciueaiy angry, lie uaa asked Secretary tanning about the Mayor s whereabouts, and had received an evasive answer. In thia he now thought he saw a con spiracy to prevent bis assuming the executive function a conspiracy probably founded on tne ui-ieeung Detween nimseu and the May or, resulting from his action in signing the tunnel terminal bill. Mr. Allen did not at tempt to assume the executive chair, although the charter provides that "The President of the Council shall perform the duties of Mayor wnenever ana so long as tne iuayor irom any eause is unable to perform his official duties. He might have attempted to take possession of the Mayor's office to-day, but Mayor Francis was at nis post origni ana eariy tnia morning. W t V 1 t I'll . V'IH ' IUlt I'.m.r MATOR FRANCIS ure I did not notify Mr. Allen ," said Mr. Irancis this joaiiou to. : j. j. oomos; president Harrison of the First National Bunk of Cincinnati -C. C. Waite, General Manager of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton road; W. 8. Ramsey, Director of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Day-ton, and a company of Mr. Ives' lawyers along with T. J. Emery, Julius Dexter and Gazzan Gano, the Cincinnati contingent that came on to investigate and did not. A STATEMENT PROMISED. Mr. Emery, as the new committee, had to tell the evening meeting that the new committee was not much more successful than the old one, and New York hadn't much to boast of as to the way Mr. Henry -. Ives treated thia part of the universe tn preference to the Cinoinnati part. Chairman Evans and Lawyer Thompson, confirming the aarcastle remarks ot colleague Emery. reported that Mr. lves, when formally watted on, had calmly Insisted that he was prepared to attend t) his own bnsineaa in his own way. Bat as a mark ot high favor he volunteered to prepare a "full statement" olfela afiairs to Us as the, Cincinnati, Hamll. POSITION of my depart morning, "be cause my understanding of the spirit of the charter is that the President of the Council is to be called in to fill the office of Mayor when there Is an emergency; not to take charge of the office and run it according to his ideas whenever the Mayor is absent. My instruc tions to my secretary were that in case of an emergency he should cat! in Mr. Allen. I had to go North with my family. I have five little and two of ehem were sick, ana my wife was broken down. I expected to get back nere Monday morning, Duniounaon my arrival ai iu o'clock Satur day night that I would have to leave at 6 o clock the next morning to get back here at mat time, ana tnat would nave given me no time to make arrangements for my familv. "Was there anv business on vour desk with which Mr. Alien might have interfered if you had called him in?" "There were some ordinances on my desk-one for the establishment of an electric light piant at vuo aier-towtjr; one autnonzlng tne erection or two cngine-uouses; one giving water free to parties de siring to sprinkle the streets at their own expense ; one lor the erection of 300 gasoline lamps, ana one to vacate certain streets soutn. 'ine ten aays' limit on these expires August 13. l do not see what difference Mr. Allen's presence here could make with them." "The supposition ts that you did not notify Mr. Allen because you were afraid that he would take some action contrary to your Ideas during your absence. " "That is not so. As far as these ordinances are concerned, if I did not want Mr. Allen to act on them I could lock them up." "Is there any warrant for that action In law?" "Perhaps not, but It might be like the man who was in jail, but who claimed they could not lock him up." The Mayor received this rooming from New York the telegram sent him last week announcing Acting-Mayor Allen's Intention of signing the terminal bill. It had reached the Gfisey House after his aeparture for St. Louis, and had been mailed to him here by Col. Prather. ' Illinois Board of Equalization; Bv Telegraph to tlis POST-Dispatoh. 1 Springfield. HI., August 9. The State Board of Equalization met in annual session to-day with all the members present, except Mr. Sackett.who was granted leave of absence on account of Illness. W. H. Heckle was elected Secretary, and the Ttn low the .Town Lots, Lauds and Capital Stock committees clerks for thirty days. Personal Property twenty days, and Railroads two cicru lur me term. Pleasure Seekers Enjoying Themselves on Lake. River and Sa Notes About Sum mer Wanderers The Bound of Visiting During; the Warm Weather Events in Society. Miss Jasle Norton has Joined Mrs. Ed N orris at Grand Haven. Miss Fannie Diggs left on Saturday to join friends in the East. Miss Gray of Madison, Wis., is the guest of Miss Celeste Walker. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Howard lefteTesterday for Mackinaw Island. Miss Edith Nelson left last week to visit her aunt, Mrs. Nelson, In Illinois. Miss Kate Throckmorton has returned from a visit to friends in Ottawa. 111. Mrs. Levin Baker Is occupying her country home at Brighton this summer. Dr. and Mrs. James M. Leite and familv are summering at West Port, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Brown of 3050 Locust street are away for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Pone and family are spending the summer In the East. Miss Mabel Brown of Cabanne place is enter taining Miss Grace Eirk of Dwyer. Miss Minnie Ackerman is spending this week in Southern Illinois with relatives. Mr. Dave Walker is still at Arcadia, (pend ing bis vacation hunting and fishing. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Barnett left last night for a short visit to Macinac Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bell have Issued "at home" cards for Saturdays In October. Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Dodd ot 2732 Washington avenue have gone away for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Scotc of Kansas City are pending several days at the Southern. Miss Mattie Crangle will leave the latter part of this week to visit friends in the North. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. McClintock and family are spending a few weeks in the country. Miss Josie Camp leaves this week for North ern Illinois where she will spend August. Mrs. Walker Payne is entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Henry Payne at her suburban home. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Semple have left Narra gansett Pier, and have gone to Bar Harbor. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Ralston and family are spending the summer at the seaside resorts Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Clemence of Helena, Montana, arrived this week to visit relatives Mrs. A. W. Hutchings and family left last night upon the steamer Pittsburg lor ivookuk Miss Ella Taulbv of Finney avenue enter tains a small party of friends to-morrow even ing. Miss Nettle Wherry is spending the summer with ner uncie, Jir. uen jumoaii, at rioris- sant. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Freeman left on Sunday to spend a few weeks at the Eastern resorts. Mrs. C. Riley and daughter of 412 Leffingwell avenue nave left the city to be absent an summer. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Wiggins returned on Mon day from a short visit to mends at cape Gi rardeau. Mrs. W. E. Bent and family returned Sunday night after a pleasant visit ot several weeks at tne lakes. Miss Annie Hone left last week to visit the family of her uncle, Mr. B. L. Hope, at Cen tralia. Mo. Mlsa Alma Molt of Chambers street. North St. Louis, left Sunday night to visit relatives in New xork. Mrs. E. A. O'Brien of Jackson. Mich, .is visiting her sister, Mrs. M. A. liartman ot Locust street. Miss Annie Lake, accompanied by her little sister, is visiting friends at jngiewooa. asuo uib of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hill of Washington ave nue have gone with their family to the lakes for the summer. Miss Nellie Schuvler leaves day after to-mor row for the Michigan lakes, where she joins a party of friends. Niss Nellie Lowerv and sister leave to-day tor the Eastern watering places, where they will join friends. Mr. Bernard Dierkes and family have gone to spend the month of August at Uascoutah, lo. , with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Gilbert of Cairo, 111. , are spending several days in the city en route lor the lakes. Mr. and Mrs. J. Schwab of 2837 Washington avenue have gone to the various seaside re sorts lor tne summer. Rabbi Messing left with his familv last night iur oi. raut, juinnesota, wuero iucy w 111 main until September. Miss May Alice McLaren left last week and ts with her sister. Mrs. J. D. Lucas, and is located at Bar Harbor. Mr. Joseph Franklin and daughters have re turned to their handsome Kirkwood home from a tour of Colorado. Miss Reaser. daughter of Rev. J. G. Reaser. is with her father spending the week with friends at Carthage, Mo. Miss Eilse Mathews, who is visiting her aunt at w umington. Delaware, win not return oe fore the 1st of September. Mrs. J. S. Lake has returned with her little son from Rockaway Beach, where they cave spent the past six weeks. Mrs. F. H. Haley of Webster Groves is spend ing the summer with relatives at various points in tne interior ol the State. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Neville, nee Georgie McKenzie, of 332S Pine street, will leave to morrow for a summer trip. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brier of 2633 Washington avenue have been spending the month of Augustin the mountains. Misses Lydia and Lucy Chadbourne leave today to join Mrs. Eugenia Papiu and Mrs. Fannie Papin at the lake resorts. Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Evans of 3023 Locust street left last week for the summer resorts, to be absent until September. Mrs. Dr. Barclay of Lucas avenne and Thirty-second street is entertaining her mother, from New Haven, Conn. Mr. and Mrs. J,. A. W. Fernow of 2729 Walnut street have returned from their bridal tour and have Issued "at home" oards. Miss Slnnett, the pretty New Orleans girl who is visiting Miss Mimi Newman, will probably remain until after the fall festivities. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bray have closed their house for the summer and will not return from the summer resorts before September. Miss Florence Cole ts expected home this week from an extended tour, having visited Niagara Falls, Canada and the Adirondacks. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taussig and their daughters are spending the summer tn Germany . They will not return before October. Mr. Charles Van Studdlford, who has been spending several days in the citv. has re. turned to Bar Harbor to rejoin his mother and slaters. Miss Lizzie Kuhn will leave to-morrow for the Last, when she win De joined by friends. She will not return before the middle of Sep- iciuucr. Mr. and Mrs. Augustus B. Hart of Lueaa place, with their children, are sui mering at the seaside resorts. This week they are at uye ueacn. Mrs. Leverett Bell of Westminster niace la spenaing tne summer at nome. bne entertained this morning the ladies' "Nine O'clock tucDre ciuo. the remainder of their vacation with friends In Illinois. Mrs. Ralston and her little daughter, Marlon, are spending the summer at Grand Haven, Mich., where she has been joined by Mrs. A. D. Cunningham. They will not return tul beptember 1. Mrs. G. Brandon ts spending this week with the familv of Mr. G. Zoeiier at ceniraiia. in. Miss Lou'Zoeller. who has been spending the East two weeks with Mrs. Brandon, returned ome with her. Miss Virginia M. Christy of St. Charles lert last evening to spend the remainder or tne season with relatives in Wisconsin anu miu- nesota. Thence she goes to Chicago, wnere she will visit friends. Mr. Balnbrldge ColbV Will leave the 1st of September to return to Williams College at WUllamstown, Mass. He will be accompanied by his lather. Mr. J. i". coiDy, wno ta&ea un opportunity to visit his Alma Mater. REAL ESTATE. HEAVY TRANSFERS OF PROPERTY IS NORTH ST. L0CIS. EAST ST. LOCTS. the A Big Real Estate Deal News from East Side. One of the biggest deals in real estate made here since the boom was inaugurated was consummated this morning by real estate agent Thos. L. Fekete. By the deal Mr. L. A. Davidson of St. Louis became the owner Of 410 feet of the best property tn the Fourth Ward, the most eligible location for residences In the city. The strip purchased by Mr. Davidson consists of lots Nos. 10, 11, and 10 teetot lot -o. iz. anu lots No. 13, 14, 15. 22. 23 and 24 In block 6$. It is Mr. Davidson's Intention to build on some of the lots and retain the rest for speculation. A regular meeting of the City council was held this morning, but an adjournment was taken until Monday, without any business of importance being transacted. Golden Rule Lodge No. 374, I. O. O. F-, will hold a special and Important meeting this evening. wm. Koewe. who was arrested iot intimi dating men at the Little Rolling Mill during the strike, waived a preliminary examination last evening in bquire Airaggon s court, anu was bound over for the Grand-jury in the sum of $300. A game between the Lotus ciuo ana tne Heim Brewing Company's Nine has been arranged for next Sunday at National Park. Louis Klein, aged 65, a sick man who came from Chicago, was taken care of by the police to-day and will likely be sent to the county Farm. Mrs. Capt. Mike W alah and daughter and Miss Maggie Han If an leave this evening for Okawville Springs. John Hroay was nnea to ana costs this morn ing by 'Squire Draggon for raising a disturbance at Wolf's saloon in the Fourth Ward last evening. Mr. Joseph Kurrus. Chairman ol tne trus tees of the Knights of Honor, paid over $2,000 to-day to Mrs. Mary Timlin, widow of the late supervisor oonn tr. Timlin. P. 11. Wagner was elected a Justice 01 tne Peace in New Brighton yesterday. 'A ne worn oi tearing down tne sneag on tne south side of the City Hall, for the purpose of erecting on the site a fine new engine- nouse was begun this morning. Trade in stock is booming at the National Stock Y'ards. One hundred and seventy-five cars of cattle were received to-day. and 194 yesterday. rne corner-stone or the new sietnoaist Church to be erected on the corner ot Soventh and Summit avenue will be laid on Saturday, August 20, under the auspices of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Masons of Illinois. THE TERRIBLE TRAMP. Arrested for Murder Big Mail Bobbery Fatal Fall Missouri Matters. Louisiana, August 9. A tramp entered the residence of Samuel Chapman, on the Illinois side, yesterday afternoon and committed a criminal assault upon the youngest daughter. The father and a posse are in pursuit. Fulton, August 9. Melissa Smith, a young girl of 17, was arrested yesterday afternoon on the statement of her brother Mentor, im plicating her in the murder of their father. She declares that she had nothing whatever to do with the crime. Kansas Citt. Atiirnst 9. JoseDh Martin went home intoxicated last night and murderously assaulted his wife. He has dlsappearea. xnree mail sacks were cut open and robbed yesterday at the Missouri Pacific1 depot at Wyan- aotte. About aoo letters were tasen. o. r.. Pringle was run over and killed yesterday afternoon by a switcn engine. Jefferson CITT, August . wm. Burns, a convict from St. Louis, and a convict from Clark County escaped from the Penitentiary brick-yard on baturday. 'iney were recap tured yesterday. SEDALIA, August . Miss L,ouisa ivearney, daughter of a farmer at Longwood, was criminally assaulted a few nights since. She accused a neighbor, a married man, of the crime and he was arrested yesterday afternoon. There is great excitement in the neighborhood. , Cape Girardeau, August 9. Chas. Bode, a railroad man, was thrown from his horse last evening and killed. Paris, August 9. Nelson Kaeser, a colored man, fell last night from the cupola of the Baptist Church and died in half an houlf from the effects of his injuries. Missouri Citt, August 9. A freight train was wrecked yesterday two miles east Of this place. Ten bov cars were demolished. Peter Guder, one of the hands, was seriously injured. Perrt, Angust 9. Miss Ella Griffin was robbed of her tresses on Sunday night, by some person who entered her room when she was asleep. AT THE CAVE. A Large Sale of Land Consummated Further Negotiations in Progress The Prop, rty Said to Be Wanted by th Mar-chants Bridge and Terminal Railway Company A Rumor That Gould Is Buy. ing It to Cramp the New Bridge Project. Another large deal in city property Tu closed yesterday by which an aggregate frontage of about 0,000 feet changed hand. The property sold formerly belongs to the Bryan estate and was formerly known as the old Bryan farm tract. This tract is located between the Bellefontains road and the river on the east and west and Bryan (now Prairie) &nj Grand avenues on the north and south, bnt the plat sold comprises only a portion of that part of the tract lying between the two last-named avenues and river and Hall street on the west. THE PROPKRTT which was actually sold yesterday is described as the whole of block 3330, bounded by Wilkinson and Ileber streets, John avenue an! Hall street; block 3320, bounded by John avenue, Stockton street. Grand avenue and Heber street; block Ss.t, bounded by John avenue, Handolph street. Grand avenue and Sycamors street; block 3327, bounded by Wilkinson av., Randolph street, John avenue and Sycamore street, and the two contiguous blocks fronting on the river, numbered 3224 an4 3325. Block 3331 belongs to Henry C. Hrockmeyer and the estate of O. E. Mcllvaine. Blocks &32, 3333, and 3334, fronting on tb south line of Prairie avenue, be. tween Ueber and Randolph streets, fronting 1,700 feet; was bought about six months ago from the Bryan estate by Philip Grun, a North St. Louis real estate agent. Blocks S3I'J and 3323 are held by Mr. H. M. Bryan as curator lor the children of Mrs. E. . Miller, bis sister. , The deal was consummated between Mr. Harry G. Knapp, on behalf of a gentleman who represents himself as Henry W. Bobbins and purports to be a commission dealer here in the city, but who it is impossible to locate, &nd Henry M. Bryan, representing the sellers. The price paid was S5 per front foot, or a total of about $25,000. It was reported that this purchase was mads in the name of Harry W. "Baker." This ia incorrect. The transaction was made in the name of Harry W. Robbins, but the same gentleman under the name of Harry AV. Baker bought another strip of 320 feet front between Main, Second, Labeaume and Webster streets, for the sum of 20,000 from Julius S. Walsh and Solon Humphries, of New tors. n Mr. Knapp denis the report that either of these pieces is for the Terminal Railroad, and states that Mr. Robbins is a clerk who had some money recently left him and wished to invest it, but this does not correspond with his previous statement that the buyer is a commission merchant. Besides there is a singular similarity between the given names of the purchasers and tbat of Mr. Harry G. Knapp himself. The probabilities are that Mr. Knapp is representing the Terminal Company in this and other contemplated sales which that gentleman is negotiating. FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS. It has been learned upon good authority tbat negotiations are pending between Booth it Barada and some unknown buyer, presumably Mr. Knapp or the Terminal people, for the tract known as the Destrehan property, running continuously along the south line of Destrehan street from Belief ontaine road to the river, consisting of the north halves of blocks 1203, 1202, 1201, 1200, 1199, 1209 S, 2540 and 2539. The southern halves of these blocks constitute what is called the Angelrodt Addition, and -are owned bv R. Schulenberg ot the St. Louis Stamping Company, the estate ot Samuel Gaty and other smaller owners. Negotiations are In progress also for all of the foregoing besides the E. Mallinckrodt and Eau Claire lumber tracts, comprising about nine or ten blocks between Salisbury and Destrehan streets on the north and Hall street and the river on the west and east. All this property will certainly change hands within a short time, and the purchase of it in large tracts precludes the idea of its being bought bv any one else than the Terminal Coinyany or by an Immense syndicate of speculators, organized for the purpose of getting control of all the property possible contiguous to to the proposed terminal line. Again it ts quite possible that Jay Gould is buying this property with a view to hampering the operations of the Terminal Company, and hinder it in the construction of the road or limit its capacity to do business for want of yard room, but the most plausible supposition is that the property is bought by the new bridge company, who want it for switching, yard room and depot purposes. Booth & Barada refused recently to renew the expiring leases on the Destrehan property, in view of the prospecti of an immediate sale ot the tract AN EA8TRN INVESTMENT PURCHASE. L. L. Hull stated to-day tbat he bal bought two pieces, aggregating a front of 250, or the line of the Terminal road, at a cost of $13,000, but would not state where tne property is located, as he wants considerable more in the same neighborhood. The purchase was made for Eastern parties who want it as an Investment, and who expect to double their money within the next year. THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT. The Programme for This Week Mr. Dtnbam Will Remain. "Victor, the Blue Stocking," la running effectively and is arousing the enthusiasm of the audiences at the Cave. Musically It is one of the prettiest operas that has been pre sented at the garden this season, and the comedy is laughable enough for a delightful evening's entertainment. All the parts are aamiraDiy taaen ana tne memoers oi tne cast are doing exceptionally clever work. Among he neatest bits is tnat ot jean Liare. tne German Sergeant of a squad ot French soldiers. Mr. Dare acts the part with fine spirit and intelligence and sings the music artistically and with excellent effect. He has been a strong aaaition to tne company. ' 'Victor" will be continued until Thursdav night, when the "Musketeers" will be put on. In the cast will be Chas. Shackford, Henrv La Barge, the St. Louis tenor, Wm. Wolff, Wm. Glllow. John G. Bell, Louise Searle, Lizzie Hollywood. Stella Marls, Alice May. Blanche Nichols and others. Geo. V. Denham. who It was announced would leave for home this week, has changed his mind and will remain with the company until the end of the season and will be seen in his strong parts tn "Macaire," "Merry War" and "Mikado." be lp Electric Light Convention. Bostoh, August 9. The sixth annual meet ing of the National Electrlo Light Association convened at the Parker Hons this forenoon. i ar'BrteB wrtom4 the eonventloniste. Miss Lucy Calhoun has joined the nartvof voung people being entertained this summer by Alius uean bpencer at ner lather ' cottage at Geneva Lake. Miss Annie Mitchell, who has been spending the summer with Mrs. Chapman, cruising In lie l J ni.u. uyyju uo AUOUUU LUH91, LI HE pg . turned to tne city. .miss juna cmitn nas returned from the lakes and is now at Sweet Springs with a party of friends. She wilt visit Kansas City friends before returning to the olty. Mr. G. M. Cole and daughters. Misses Jessie anu lai nc, iiu udi uocu sponaing the sum iner at tneir oia nome in A.dwardsvHle, 111., - .A . y x,iUJI, Mrs. Bridge and party. Misses Uimi. ttn. Ella Moses and Jessie Hartnett. who hav spending the past few weeks tn Aruu m not return to the city before the latter nara of August. Mr. C. A. Eendrtck hag returned from a tonr ot California and the Wast. Mr. CrawfordM Kendrlck has gone to Shelter Island lie will visit Long Branch and Aabury Park before returning. Miss Emma Schafer and her lister. Elfried ficbafer. have returned front a vitt . w to Cape Girardeau, and loavfcfe4s.4ovnead- Fnll Dress Ciparetts, especially packed for evening. Made from the most careful selection of ex quisite (Straight Cut) Virginia Leaf. Extra fine. Kinney Tobacco Co. . New York. HOTEL PERSONALS. J. W. Foster, Kansas Ctty. Mo., and Al Rich. ardson, Centralia, 111., are at the St. James. M.D.Lowell. Farmersvllle. Tex.: Ben A. Hamilton, Piedmont, Mo., and I. Wilson. Flora, ill., are at the Hotel Barnum. J. H. Kuegler. Dongola. 111. : D. R. Catner. Bard well, Ky. ; L. C. Winton.Paragould, Ark.; Mrs. w. Atherton, Goose Island, Mo., are at the Everett. J. W. Hall. Swett Snrlngs: Warren Hnm. Dallas. Tex C. Buck, ln- E.A.Allen, Bostjn, Mass.;L dianapolls, Ind. , are at Hurst's W. A. Ryan. a. G. Hubbard. Paris. Tex. n. J. Allen, Australia, Miss. ; Wm. H. Plurumer. Elizabeth. A. J., and C. E. Bart and wife, Charleston. S. C, are at the Lindel!. Will H. Roe'.ker, Evansvtlle, I'.d.; Thos. T. Fisher, Wtcl Ita, Kan. ; T. D. babbitt. Ames. Neb. ; F. J. Vatterson, Day ton, O., and H. G. Morse, You igstown, O., the Southern. S. P. Sess.ons. J. M. Sessions. Greem-lli. Miss.; F. A. Burrows. Fort Worth, Tex E G. Rust, Dallas, Tex.; It R. Walker, NewOr-leans; A. 3. Fergusru, Omaha, Neb., are at Hotel Hunt. ' " E. Her dereon an A family. Topeka, Kan J H. Leavenworth, . Greenville, Miss.; j' T Brooks, Prescott. Ark.; W F. Henderson. Loi Cruces, N. M., ana George B. Boyce, Rutland. Vt., are at the Planters'. H. B. Hanser. Warsaw, I11.;T. L. Hooner Palmyra. Uo ; W. C. Flnke. CallfornlaPo ' W. R. Rlchavdson, H. H. Crawford. MltchelV MUs-Lou Brooks, Pari. Tex., are at the La- An Entertainment Committee to pointed The Programme. No formal action has been taken in relation to the President's visit to the city and his entertainment, because the time of the visit is not definitely known. The plan of entertainment has. however, been generally outlined. "The President's entertainment will be undertaken by a committee to be appointed by me." said Mayor Francis this morning. "I shall probably appoint that committee within a week and call a meeting to consider the plan of entertainment. This will not be so easy, because the State wtll be represented in the reception and entertainment. The gentlemen from the counties who went on to Washington expressed their willingness to join us in entertaining the President, and their participation in the reception will have to be considered in making up a programme." "Where will the President etop when here?" "That is something to be determined by the committee." "At whose expense will he be entertained?" "At the expense of the citizens who Invited him. No steps have as yet been taken to provide an entertainment fund, but that will be arranged in due time." "What will the programme of entertainment be?" "Well, of course, the President and his wife will view the Veiled Prophet parade and attend the Veiled Prophet ball. Special arrangement for that will have to be made. Then a public reception will be given at one of the hotels. Arrangements of Borne kind will be made for the President's visit to the Fair and Exposition." "Will any special entertainment be provided for Mrs. Cleveland?" "The ladles will take her tn charge for awhile, but I presume she will be with the President a great part of the time- " "Have you heard from the White House since your return?" "No. I have a letter this morning from 8. H. H. Clarke, General Manager of the Missouri racinc, saying that he has telegraphic advices that Mr. Gould has tendered the Presidential party the use of a special train Wast from St. Louis. The Wabash made the President a similar offer on the day after he accepted our invitation." WILL FACE THE MCSIC A Swindling Missoarian to be Taken Back to Kentucky. By Telerraph to the Post-Dispatch Jefferson citt, August 9. The Governor to-day issued a warrant upon a requisition from the Governor of Kentucky tor the ren dition of P. D. BSchey, now nnder arrest at Steclville, Crawford County. Bichey is charged in the requisition with obtaining goods nnder . false pretenses. The property obtained was eight horse, valued at $7,250. from one R. C. Penner. large stock dealer in Kentuckv. Richer ob tained the horse by forging two letter. representing mm to oe a weaitny larmer "u j stock raiser in Crawford County. Mo. Tbf agent annolnted bv the Governor of Kentuckv j to bring him back is R. 0. Pepper, the man b 1. wuiunu. LI

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