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THE SUN, SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1915.
FRAUD INTIMATED IN CONTEST
FOR THE CAMPBELL MILLIONS
jPliuloil Mother of Heiress
Slid to Deny Birth of
(RHOMS CASK LIKELY
TO HE OPENED AUAIX
ONE FOOT FEATS IN
AID OF SUFFRAGE!
Full ft Crimwrll, nUornpys, nn
.i ipnlnv tliruiiK'.i Clarke M
IiOfeii' r 't of tlu llrm that they hut,
4ltcim' i rvlilpicp tn.it tiu-y ncnivc win
pr0X(. ihit Mr. Kcllth lllalr of St. Luiils,
ho I'.' 1 In the contest of tli"
t.a.i irit w II of .Mines CjnipMI, Ht.
bank t ntnl Mtrcet railway niiiK
listf tlia' ' li was the ."Omnolher of
woman clalmril to h.ivo Riven bind
jo the ch Ui who Mr. nnil Mis. Ctmp ,
tl f.ilil was inrir ii.iuKmer, nnu is nuw
lr. loi A,,n Ciiniibi'll llurkliatn. Is In
rtxilt) th samp womnn who iitteniite;l
to break the "Ills of two other wealth v
pen. They promNo further develop
mfn's conorrnltiR ome of the contest
Fulllvan Cromwell, who are nltor
rt) for Mrs. Campbell nnd her ilaURh
Ur, Mrs. Uurkham, have conilucted this
netUMtlon because they believe t
I'rank Ottofy, counsel for the con
testants, Intends to protest the will
ln A motion for a retrial was
,r?ued last week before Judge Klnsey
In St I.ouls and decision rererved. Al
though a Jury In the Circuit Court tic
e.ded on May that Mrs. Uurkham
li the legitimate daughter of James
OmpMl and Florence Ann Campbell.
jt was desired to set at rest forever
the claim that n child had been sub
ftltuted and that the child was not ot
right Lois Ann Campbell Uurkham, but
the dauRhtcr of Mrs. Anna Elizabeth
In their Investigation the lawyer
tUlm. and fortify their claim at many
volnts with photographs, affidavits and
ecc.1slon.1lly testimony In the will ca.
that they have discovered "Mrs. Hlcki
I'vlnc quietly near St. Louis, and that
r'he denies absolutely not merely having
riven her baby daughter to the Camp
hells In New York on March 1., 1S9J,
but denies ever having borne a girl
baby In New York. The lawyers assert
isa that the gavo birth to a son only
few months before that date la St.
Other I'.stnten Contested.
"Mrs. Hicks." they say. Is not a step
.'UKhter of Mrs. nialr. the contestants
fur 'vlincis. but her own daughter,
though she has not seen her mother for
,me vears. Interwoven with this story
V Hick-." told Mr. ltosencrantz last
'teK is n remarkable tale of the nl
lec.M activities of her mother. Mrs.
Ma '. in attempting by somewhat sim
ilar means to get a share In the estate
of two other wealthy men, Thomas it.
Mthe. California steel manufacturer,
ind John Stetson, lloston millionaire
husband of Kate Stokes, once a noted
clr-'us rider. . 41
Tie Imitortanco of these contention,
If they can be proven, and Sullivan
ft Comwell are sure tney can. hi
Campbell will suit will be realized when
it i recalled that Judge Klnsey charged
the Jury In that suit that the sole Issue
was whether the child Ils was born
to James Campbell and Mrs. Campbell.
Mr Campbell left a life Interest In his
estate to his widow, daughter and the
latter's Issue. Upon their death , the
entire estate was to go to St- Louis
Vnlverslty. Other relatives contesting
the will charged that Mrs. Uurkham was
not the Campbells1 daughter, tha .James
Campbell's win was not legal, that he
nas unduly Influenced In making It and
a not of sound mind when lie 1 Id so.
Certified copies of birth and bap""""1
recortV. showing that Ixl Ann Camp
bell was born to Mr. ""Vf'vYork
tit the Union Square Hotel. New York,
on March 17. li93, were Introduced.
Ws Campbell married EU.y O. Burk.
ham. a civil engl:er. In St. Louis last
Letter Lost In Oalve-eton Flood.
The story of Mrs. Dlalr on the stand
.n that "Mrs. Hicks" was her step
iaushter. who married "Hicks' h b ;
i ica n n.l hnt "IliCKS
roon disappeared. In March. 1893, she
Mid. her daughter "Mrs. Hicks" wrote
that a girl had been born to her at the
(lrand Union Hotel in New York and
adopted hy "some wealthy people named
Campbell of St. Louis." That letter was
lout In the Galveston flood. Mrs. Blair
Mr. nialr testified that -.Mrs. Hick'; '
Is now the wife of nn English duke m
ir.K In Hngland. She would not bIvj
her huband's name, title or place ot
renldtnce, Mr. Uosencranti says tnat i
'.Mrs. Hicks." who denies that she ev-;r
has been married to a rruke, appeared a .
few weeks ago In St. Louis, where she
as recognized as the daughter of Mrs. ,
Dlalr, and eald that she did not know
Mr or Mrs. Campbell. According to
Jlr ltosencrantz. "Mrs. Hicks" was twlc i
ushI in efforts to obtain .1 share ot big
''a'"1' . . '
Mrs. Hlalr. It Is said, was born
moraine Itay at Pleasant Hill. 111., near
I'ltti.Hfld, III., about ISTiC. She married
John T Snmldy in Norborne, Mo., in
T3. and "Mrs. Hicks." her alleged Mep
dauEhter. was born of that marriage In
Norborne on October I, 1S74, and named
In 1RT0 Snoddy died and In 1881 Mrs.
Freddy, or Mrs. Hlalr. married Lewis
fats Hitchcock, a well to do real cs
ta'c man. in Chicago. In the Into 80s
he oM her husband that the waB a
daughter of Thomat. It. Wythe, the Call
s' 1,1 tel man, who had died leaving
Kmxiofm mid had been brought up by
.1 "isht f.ither In PittHleld, III., near her
blnnida k ,
Mrs lil.ur, or Mrs. Hitchcock, as she
the wai- dropped this claim, and In
l'i .,r tsi2 hiie and her husband were
fiOM'H Hitchcock married his step
fl.nr r '.Mrs. Hlckh." Late 111 1892.
a ' ini niliH before the birth of the
' n. 1 child, now Mrs. Uurkham. a
t horn to Mr. and Mrs. Hitch'
0 was claimed in the Campbell
ni' h.n ii was her daughter, born
" '7 1SD3, that tin' Campbells
''iroppcrip" TTns Auspicious1
Diioninir in Tiiinn I'nrk at M
, TANDY FOR 11KST .It'Ml'Kll ;
ABOVE, left PhotORraph identified by Mrs. Blair, then Mrs. John
son, in the Stetson will contest in 189C, as thnt of Kathcrino
Shirley, daURhter of Stetson's wife, Kate Stokes. To right Photo
graph identified by Mrs. Blair in the Campbell will contest in May as
that of her stepdaughter, "Mrs. Hicks," now the wife of an English
Duke. Below Photograph of Mrs. Edith Blair, principal witness for
the Campbell will contestants, taken during the Campbell will contest
in St. Louis.
ndopted and who Is now Mrs. Uurkham.
In the early '90s "Mrs. Hicks," or
Hitchcock, went to Kansas City and
Joined her mother, Mrs. nialr. the story
runs, as Mrs. Katherlne Shirley. The
mother married a man named Johnson
there nnd In 1896 came the second at
tempt to break a big will, that of John
Stetson, vTho died In Boston leaving nil
his property to his wife, who had been
Kate Stokes, the famous circus eques
trienne. Kate Stoked died ten days after her
husband's death without disposing of
the estate. The claim made was that
Katherlne Shirley, the "Mrs. Hicks" of
the Campbell suit, was the daughter of
Kate Stokes anil a circus man, and that
Kate Stokes had left this daughter to
be brought up by a woman living In a
small Illinois town and sent her money.
This woman died. It was alleged, and
Mrs. Hlalr, then Mrs. Johnson, got
custody of the daughter and received
money from Kate Stokes for her up
bringing. Jn 1900 "Mrs. Hicks" gave up her
claim to the Stetson estate under the
name of Katherlne Shirley and parted
with her mother, Mrs. Blair. Mr. Ilose
eraiiti has a photograph of "Mrs. Hicks"
taken as Katherlne Shirley and used In
I the Stetson case, which he compares
wnn tne pnotograpn .Mrs. m.alr identi
fied at the Campbell suit as that of her
stepdaughter, married to an English
.1. ........ 1
l.lllir IMipn Hit .Ulimiir,
l.ltlle xrslns of Jumn
Mk much commotion I
As fpeaklng from a slump. I
Mrs. Kthel Watt Mumford I
The "hopperlc" In Luna Park, Coney '
Island, wnH formally opened last eve- .
nltii: nnd hundreds paid 5 cents each
for the privilege of bopping for suf-
After tho break with her daughter. It
Is said, .Mrs. Hlalr went to St. louls
where she opened a massage parlor.
Since then. It Is said, she Is believed to
hae been known an Mrs. Lewis Hitch
cock. Mrs. Gertrude Snider, Mrs. Cleorgt
Johnson nnd Mrs. Heath. She adopted
the name of Mrs. Edith Blair shortly
beforo the Campbell case came to trial,
It Is said. She Is now In St. Louis.
Mrs. Blair's daughter. "Mrs. Hicks."
has been living quietly near St. Ixiuls,
nnd her son, a promising young man. Is
engaged In business there. Sullivan A
Cromwell are anxious to shield her so
far as possible from notoriety In con
nection with the Campbell case, but say
they can and will produce her If neces
sary to back up on the witness stund the
statements she has made to Mr. Itose
crantz. Meantime. In cooperation with the
Mercantile Trust Company of St. Louis,
originally named administrator of the
Campbell estate, and attorneys for St.
Louis University, they are Investigating
other witnesses In the suit and promise
more Interesting revelations, nnd pos
sibly criminal actions. It Ik likely that
these will come ivon. as L. Frank
Ottofy, counsel for the contestants. Is
understood to Jntend bringing another
suit for other relatives of Mr. Campbell
who have not yet appeared as com
plainants, no matter what the decision of
Judge Klnsey on the motion for a re
trial of the first suit.
fruge. The fun started when Mis. Mum
ford, author, playwright and artist, an
nounced that nny person who success
fully negotiated the summit of the
"hopperlc" and planted 11 foot solidly on
the square labelled New York would be
rewatded with a box of randy. Then
Miss Kthel Llovd Patterson, vice-president
of the Kqual Suffrage Publicity
Committee, which I conducting the
'hopperlc," began to bang on Mrs. O. 11.
Belmont's bass drum and the hoppers
The "hoppcrle" Is a sort of splrnl
staircase or circular incline, the planes
of which lepreseiit States with sufTiage,
near suffrage and no suffrage. One
starts at the bottom on one foot and
hops nnd hops, going over the States
where women haven't the vote and
bringing his feet plump down In the
square where women an- considered
jtit as much pumpkins ns menfotks.
New York State Is the very last State,
way up at the top, and to get there
necessitates good wind and fairly inns
cular calves. You can't shift feet In the
.Miss Alfreda Page and Mis. Mumford
were directly In charge of the "hop
pnrle" and they kept the hoppers hop-nlnk'.
Mrs. Norman de It. Whltehouse, pres
ident of the Kqual Suffrage Publicity 1
committee, and Mrs. Ogden Mills Held,
treasurer, did the hop and encouraged
others tu do it while Miss Patterson
thumped the bass drum for all she was
Among the many who hopped were ,
Mary Austin, the playwright : Inez I
Haynes Ollmore. Itose O'Neill of Kew
pie fame, "(.en." Hoalle Jones, .leanettn '
Suder, the sculptor, and many more.
The Income from the "hopperle" will
be used In publicity work to show men .
the light. I
AUTO PARADE FOR SUFFRAGE.
.Mnjor-r.en. vnnn Will Ilrvleirll
turriiB Women In - I'nra.
Major-Gen. John K. O'llynn. N. (5.
N. Y has accepted an Invitation to re
view a suffrage automobile parade In
Queens borough next Wednesday.
Mrs. Alfred J. Kno. head of the
Queens Borough Woman Suffrage party,
said yesterday that the expected to have
nliout 200 cars In the parade. Hvery car
will be bedecked with yellow tlags and
Oen. O'llyan will review the parade
at Hillside and (lrand nvenues, Jamaica,
with County Judge Burt Jay Humphrey.
District Attorney Denis O'Leary and
Fire Commissioner Robert Adamsonr
Mrs. A. Clay Barttett will start from
the Kmplre State campaign headquarters
to-morrow morning at 10:30 In a deco
rated automobile to tour Long Island
for suffrage. Mrs. Francis Brewer of
Staten Island will accompany her. I
They will go out along tho north shore
of Long Inland and return along the
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