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ST. LOUIS, MO.. SUNDAY. MAY IS, 1002,
PRICE FIYE CENTS.
PHILIP STOCK ON THE WITNESS STAND.
JULIUS LEHMANN FOUND GUILTY;
MADMAN ATTEMPTED TO REACH
NEW CROWNED K5NG OF SPAIN.
PENALTY FIXED AT TWO YEARS.
T5rolce Throinrli Cordon of Soldiers,
but "Was Overpowered and Se
verely Beaten Before He
Reached the Chariot.
Verdict Returned After Less Than Three
Hours' Deliberation Mew Bond of
$10,000 Furnished, With John R.
Butler and Farvveii Wal
WANTED TO MARRY INFANTA.
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KING AI-TnilNSO if SPAIN.
Prom his iates. photograph.
Madrid. May 17. Alfonso XIII. "Klrlg of
Gibraltar, of the East and "West Indljs and
of the Continent of Oceania," was made
reigning sovereign of his monarchy this
afternoon In the Madrid Chamber of Depu
ties. One thousand persons. Including a"
the members of the Cortes, the grandees of
Spain and the representatives of foreign
Governments were present at the ceremony.
The ceremonies were marred by an excit
ing Incident. Just as the royal coach
e-nerged from tho Plaza de Armas Into the
sjuaro la front of the. palace, amid the
round of cannon, a young man among tho
mghtseers behind the cordon suddenly
pushed through the rank of soldiers and
police and rushed toward the door of tho
chariot, with his hat In ono hand and hold
ing outstretched In the other a paper.
Beforo he reached the door the stats
lackeys and equerries hurried to tho scene
and quickly overpowered him, though not
before the disturber had received a severa
SAYS THAT HE "VISHEI
TCI WED INFANTA 3IA1UA. TERESA.
The person was taken to the guardroom
of the palace, whero he was Interrogated.
The letter bo had In his hand proved to be
un address to the King, stating that the In
fanta Maria Teresa, who was with the
lClng In the royal coach, had promised him
her hand, and begging tho King, as tho
brother of the Infanta, to accede to the
The man arrested gav his name as Jose
K. Pulz. and said he was 23 years old and
came from tho Province of Alicante. Ha
was evidently crazy, and told the Com
missary of Police that Infanta Maria Tere
ea. who was In the royal carriage, had
promised to marry htm, and he took ad
vantage cf the occasion to endeavor to
wpeak to her brother, the King, la order
to demand that he concede him (Pulz) her
When the prisoner was searched, no arms
were found In his possession, but he had In
u pocket a piece of poetry. In which he
declared his love for the Infanta Maria
"MAUMAX IIAS ATTEJIPTED
OLTKAGC OX THE ICI.NG."
On arriving at the chamber. It developed
later, the King whispered to the President
of the- Hous and the latter turned palo.
When the King entered the hall the Presi
dent cried to those present: "Be reas
sured; a. madman or a miscreant has at
tempted an outrage on the King. Happily,
no Injury was done. The criminal was ar
rested." Tho whole assembly then burst forth Into
a frantic and prolonged ovation.
Tho act of transforming a boy who to
day reached his sixteenth birthday into the
responsible ruler of eighteen million peo
ple took less than ten minutes.
An oath to observe the Spanish Consti
tution was administered to the young
monarch, who swore on a crucifix and the
four evangels and the ceremony was over.
No crown was placed on tho King's head,
and all signs of authority were absent.
This part of the ceremony was as simple
ks the Inauguration of a President of the
United States. After taking the oath,
Alfonso proceeded to the Cathedral of San
Francisco, where he received the benedic
tion of tho Cardinal. Archbishop of Toledo,
the Spanish primate. The King then re
turned to the royal palace and received the
congratulations of the foreign envoys.
ML'LTITUHE OF .SIGHTSECRS
TlCnoXGED THE STREETS.
Three hundred thousand persons saw the
procession, and at least half as many more
tried unsuccessfully to catch a glimpse of
the cortege as It passed through the streets.
To cope with the great horde of sightseers
General "Weyler, Minister of "War, ordered
a special detachment of 10.CiO soldiers from
the surrounding neighborhood into Madrid,
bringing the military quota In the capital
up to fi0,0CO men, more than two-thirds of
Spain's standing army.
The decorations -were on an elaborate
ncale, and presented a beautiful blend of
rich Spanish colors, enhanced by the bril
liant sunshine, which lasted throughout the
day. Residents nlong the route combined
tn make a harmonious scheme, and from
one end to the other flags, bunting; flowers,
Japanese lanterns and huge embroidered
pictures of the young King formed an unin
terrupted canopy that completely shut out
tho sky. Silk bnnners stretched across the
street, bearing the legends:
"Viva El hy" and "Blenvenedo El Hey."
"Long Live the King" and "Welcome to the
rnocEssio iiiulliaxt display
Or MEDIAEVAL GHAXDEUn.
A series of triumphal nrches, decorated
by the most famcus Fpanlsh artists, repre
senting Peace, Victory. Prosperity and other
allegorical characters, were erecteS by the
municipality for the King to ;s under.
At 2 o'clock a salvo of artillery fired from
the palace grounds announced thatthe royal
procession had started. It was a long lino
of madlaeval uniforms, gayly caparisoned
horses and golden coaches, more brilliant
than the most gorgeous circus parade ever
seen. The procession was a brilliant dis
play of mediaeval grandeur.
Alfonso was greeted with the utmost en
thusiasm. The cheering was deafening, and.
In response, Alfonso continually took off
his hat. his face wreathed In smiles. When
the King reached the Congress building,
the president of the Chamber escorted him
Inside, followed by the Queen Regent, who
wore a white low-necked silk dress with a
long train, borne by four pages.
"The yeans Sir was .perfectly composed.
Explained lo Police That the Kin;;
Had Promised Uini ller Hand
Incident Provoked Olliciul
Statement. Which Inti
' a t-A-ui.g the hall he Mood for a mo
mem a:,i bowed lirst to the foreign env s
Aien to the members of the Chamber, mm
imauy to the Spanish nobles. The salute
v as returned, and his Majesty walked slow
ross the room to the throne.
O.I EEA MOTHER AIIUDICATES
ll KITING SOX'S II.VXI).
When the King reached the throne the
President of the Chamber advanced toward
him. bowed low and read the oaih. ilia
"I swear to obey and to compel obedience
to tho Constitution and laws of the mon
archy, and make the goud of the people the
inspiration of my acts. If thus I do. may
God reward me; if net, may he punish me "
The young monarch then klss-ed the Bible
and the crucifix and stepped from the
throne. His mother was standing near. The
boy raised his arm, and the Queen Regent
abdicated her title by bowing her head and
touching her lips to her son's hand. Alfonso
then returned to his coach, and the proces
sion to the San Francisco Cathedral began.
On the second .top of his Journey the
King rode alone as actual head of the na
tion. CIL'EEX IIEGE.NT'S LETTER
TO PREMIER SAGASTA.
In the Cathedral, the King was met at
the altar by the venerable Spanish Primate,
In scarlet robes, surrounded by numerous
prelates. The boy knelt before the old man,
who stretched forth his hand and pro
nounced the benediction.
The creat choir of the Cathedral then
chanted the To Dcum, after which Aironso
re-entered his carriage, and the procession
to the palace b-gun, to the peals of church
bells In all parts of the city. At the palace
grounds the garrison of Madrid saluted the
Tho Queen this morning sent a letter to
Premier Sagasta expressing her gratitude
to the Spanish people for their loyalty dur
ing her regency. In conclusion, she said:
"I trust tha new reign will Inspire the
Spanish people with fortitude and confidence
In the maintenance cf peace and prosperity
In tho country."
The Queen Regent also conferred on Pres
ident Loubet of France the Order of the
Golden Fleece and sent the President 1,000
pesetas for the aid of the Martinique suf
ferers. ADMINISTRATION TICKET WON.
Defeated Autenrieth Faction in
County Republican Primaries.
The administration ticket proved too
strong for the Autenrelth faction at the
Republican primaries In St. Louis County
yesterday. Fred Essen was elected Re
publican Central Committeeman by a vote
of 181. as against 132 votes received by
Deputy Sheriff Fred Autenrelth at Clay
ton. The administration candidates nt Clayton
for delegates to the State and Judicial con
ventions were all elected by a vote of 131
to 65 received by their opponents. The
delegates to the State Convention are:
Donald Gerlech. Chris VIcrcher, J. II. Scha
berg. Charles H. Brown. Jacob Flower,
Henry Eckelkamp, John Gannon and
Charles Roth. The delegates to the Judicial
Convention are: State Senator Bucl L.
Matthews. Philip Litzslnger, Alfred Liuer
dure. William Morische- and Daniel White.
The following Republican Central Com
mitteemen were elected in other towns:
William Bicrman. Webster Groves; Adam
Selbel. Manchester; R. E. Wcntler, Allen
ton, and Charles Brown, Wellston.
SUES THE TRANSIT COMPANY.
Joseph Gotwald Alleges That He
Was Thrown Off Car.
Joseph Gotwald filed suit against the St.
Louis Transit Company yesterday for $7,500
damages, alleging that he was thrown off
a can by a conductor at Fourteenth and
Blddlc streets on May 10. and severely in
jured. He states that he boarded a crowded
Spring Avenuo car at Thirteenth and Wash
streets, and stood on the rear platform.
At Fourteenth and BIddle streets, as the
car was going around a curve, the conduc
tor asked him Kir his fare. He had several
Kackages and his hands were taken up In
oldlng them and in keeping himself from
falling off the car. He says that ho toid th
conductor to wait until the car got around
the curve and he would pay him. When
the car had made the curve he says that
he started to get his money, and alleges
tat the conductor then threw him from the
car. He declares that it cost him 140 to
have his Injuries dressed.
ST. CHARLES IS FOR REYBURN.
'Instruction to Delegates on the
Court of Appeals Judgeship.
St. Charles. Mo.. May 17. At the Demo-
1 cratlc convention held here to-day the fol-
Resolved, by the Democrats of St. '"harl.-s
County, that we do most heartily indoro
the candlddacy of ValleReybumfor Jutige
of the St. Louis Court of Appeals, and
hereby instruct the delegates from this
county to the St. Louis convention to vote
for his nomination, and that the following
delegates be selected to said conx-entlon:
C. T. Richards, H. A Tallev, H. Renneker,
O. A. Kelthly and R. C. Matron.
ADMIRAL SAMPSON'S WILL
Entire Estate Valued at 22.r00
Most of It for Widow.
Washington. May 17. The will of the lata
Admiral W. T. Sampson was filed to-dav.
It leaves everything to the widow, rave
$4,000 of life insurance, which left for
equal division among the four daughters
In the petition asking for admission of the
will to probate Mrs. Sampson, who is
named as sole executor, says the Admiral
died possessed of stocks and other securi
ties valued at $8,500 and a tract of land at
Manchester, N. H., known as the Marmon
Hill Farm, valued at $10,000. The will Is
dated at Key West, Fla April 10. 1S9S.
Fanner Killed by Mnle'n Kick.
Evansvllle, Ind., May 17. George Allen,
while plowing in his field near his home In
Posey County to-day. was kicked to death
by a mule. He leaves a family.
Missouri Tnnn "Will Help Sufferer.
Centralla. Mo., May 17. Mayor Robert
Rohl has called a public meeting for Mon
iday evening to start a relief fund move
rnent for Martinique sufferers. '
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Legi-lative agent foi the St L'.urs. and Suburban itallwu;. Company.
''Tom" Sharkey, '-Eddie" Connelly
-Ml "Kid" McFadden Are
First to Arrive.
BIG BOXING BOOM PROMISED.
Coronation Tournament, in Which
Champions From All Parts of
Earth Are to Participate.
Is I?eimr Planned.
SPECIAL BY CARLE TO Tlin NEW YOJIIC
HERALD AND THE ST. LOlHd KKPl'DLR:.
London, May 17. (Copyright. 19 There
promises to be a big boxing boom in Lon
don, which Is being invaded by American
pugilists. "Tom" Sharkey, "Eddie" Con
nelly and "Kid" McFudden are the latest
to arrive. Others are expected shortly. The
National Sporting Club has arranged a big
boxing programme for coronation week.
Some enterprising Americans are organiz
ing a coronation tournament, to take pljce
In Albert Hall cf all places In the world
and In which champions from all parts of
the earth are to take part. The promoters
of this scheme will, no doubt, find much
difficulty In arousing public interest, ai
boxers themselves have very nearly killed
a sport which a few years ago uai nearly
as popular as horse racing.
The National Sporting Club has matched
McFadden to meet J. Williams, who de
feated Pedlar Palmer, for the bantam
weight championship of England "ome
months ago. but who himself was beaten
at the National Sporting Club Monday last
at the hands of one Anarew Tokell.
The lattr was offered the chance of meet
ing McFadden. but forfe ted it. owing to
an attiiek of swelled lead
American TurfmnnV Ill-l,::e!..
Sport in England was rather dull last
week, but nevertheless It interested royiltv.
Despite the wintry weather, the King was
at Newmarket throughout the second
spring meeting, and the Prince of Wales ha-
been attending cricket, polo and golf
matches. With tho exception of the unex
pected (nieces of Mr. Foxhatl Kerne's
Mardi Graf in an unimportant nice at
Newmarket. American turfmen had anorher
li.irren vreelr It is tiroinlTn thnt thev will
be weeding out some of their stables soon, j
Husgins is having particular t.ad ;u K.
a1- he lost ?Casturtlum. who now '." well on j
his wa lo the I'nited States, ami Vclo- j
dlnvkl turnet' rogue.
Critics here agree than Minsteari's chane
of winning the Derby Is verv poor, after
his display in the Newmarket Stakes last
Wednesday. Seeptre shortens in price day
by day. and in the Epsom elassie looks
like starting a very hot favorite.
Xew MleH of Drews.
Discussing the diess of the gentlemen seen
at the Royal Academy, whom it pronounces
some of the smartest mid best-dressed m
the West End. and therefore In all England.
the Tailor and Cutter says thft a consider
able proportion of those who attended were
dreFsed in frock coat suits, made for the
must pin t ui uiiih t;ia iiimeiiui. ?wi.ic .
plain In pattern, other in a neat hop sacl: j
It Is somewhat surprising to notice that
the majority wore Flngte-oreasted wais -
COTtS. d J
Judging by the number of gentlemen who
wore morning coats, this garment is be-
ronilng more popular. J
pauncefote" hasresigned? !
State of His Health Caused Ilim to
Ask to 15e Retired.
New York, May IK Lord Tauncefote's
health has compelled him to ask the British
Cabinet to accept his immediate resigna
tion. An announcement to this effect ap
pears in a London dispatch to a local pa
per, which Fays Foreign Secretary I.an
downc i3 said to maintain that the British
Ambassador at Washington must be. above
nil, an expert In International law. and he
recommends that a leading lawyer be ap
pointed. DEMCD IX LOXIIOX.
London. May 17. The Foreign Office of
ficials here say there is no truth in the
report circulated In the I'nited States that
Lord Pauncefote. the British Ambassador
at Washington, has requested that on ac
count of the state of his health, his resig
nation be immediately accepted.
CHORAL UNION MAY FESTIVAL.
St. Louis Singers "Will Assist ia
Concerts tit Taris. 3Io.
Paris. Mo., May 17. The first annual May
festival of the Paris Choral I'nion will be
held May 23 and 21, and will consist of three
Mrs. Fitch. Miss Ely and Mr. Carrie of St.
Louts, the Misses Smith and Mr. Wallls of
.Kansas City and Miss Bobyns, a pianist,
recently from Germany, are the soloists for
The Paris Choral Union is composed of
sixt-f!ve oi'-es. Mr R. Hubbard Is the
"HducitT. Selections will be sung tram the
orat'Thi. of "Messiah" and "Creation" and
s vral ojiera crurue-. including a portion
I of Kreutzei-9 opera. "A Night In Granada."
i Manx out-of-town visitors are expected and
the oteaulon prumhes to make a g.tla week
WORLD'S FAIR BILL SIGNED.
Ohio Appropriation for a State
Exhibit Is 7j5.(iOO.
Senator Archer of the Ohio legislature
telegraphed jtsterday to Secretary Reeves
of the Suite and Territorial Commitue that
the Archer bill appropriating $73,010 for a
State exhibit at the World's Fair has been
approved by himself In the capacity of
The Ohio World's Fair Commission, under
tho provisions of the bill, will be appointed
about May 20. The Ohio appropriation is
merel v regarded by the 1- ical company as a
preliminary fund for the necessary excuses
of the commission. It Is expected that at
the next is.stun of the Legislature the
amount will be doubled.
BIDS ON LIBERAL ARTS PALACE.
Contractors Given Until 51 ay 23
to Submit Proposals.
I Director of Works Taylor has advertised
for bids on the construction of the Exposi
tion Liberal Arts i-aiaee. lne Liberal Arts
Palace is the sister building of the Palace
cf Varied Industries.
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)a i:v uicuiiijja iui i.itr imiiuiu, .tic uiutv
elaborate than those of any other of the
I Exposition group. They number eighty sep
J iirate sketches, exclusive of the full-size de
I tall:-, which will come later. Baruett,
1 Hayncs & Uaraeli art the architects. Sealed
proposals tor the construction will be re
! reived at the Department of Works until S
p. m. May 2b
FOB AGED MINISTERS,
Subject of Keii'Vinj; Infirm Serv
ants- of the Church Occupies
Ki York. .I.ay 17. The subject of aid to
aged and infirm ministers, raised by the re
port of the Standing Committee on Minis
terial Relief, occupied the attention of the
Presbyterian General As-erably to-day.
The Rev, rend Doctor Benjamin Ij. Agtiew
of Philadelphia in discussing the report,
told of the various plans the committee had
eonsidered in its effort to care in a proper
manner for retired clergymen. Doctor
Agnew sa d a plan iiad been submitted to
an insurance company by which that com
pany wj". to pa.. fi annually to each of
the ck-rgynien and $-W to each of the
widow.-. The compan asked for a premium
of $2,VW. he said, and the plan was not
Another effo -tlwas made to raise a per
manent fund of two or three million dol
lars, the tntereht of uhlch was to go to
wards the sustenance of the retired clergy
men. "When the railway companies and many
of the large manufacturing concerns can
pee their way clear to provide for their su
cerannuated employes," asked Doctor Ag
new. -wny snouia not toe cnurcn ao so:
Doctor Parry made a plea for the old
Prehbytcnn clergymen and mentioned
many instances where i-uperannuated cler
gymen hail suffered cruel want. "Is this
worthy of the wealthy Presbyterian
Church?" he nk-'d "1 know of one In- I
rtance n-t lone, ago where a minister 70 !
years old dlefi and had to lie given a pau
per's funeral, in a chun h where there were
over s. venty millionaires. Shame on such
The r port, of the Committee on Minis
terial Rejief was accepted and it was agreed
that there should be a further discussion of
It next week
i SUIT ABOUT THREE-CENT FARE.
Transit Company Claims Law Pre
vents Its Acceptance.
Theodore W. TIellmer.s. by his next friend
and tathr. Theodor" W. Hellers, fjled suit
In the Circuit Court yesterday against the
St. Louis Transit Company for JiCO) dam
ages, alleging that n c-nductor refused to
accept 3 cents for his fare, and that he was
put oft a car and had to walk two miles to
He v.as attending the Eugene Field School
anil was on hit" way home. He had a sore
foot, whi-h was aggravated, and he was un
able t'i attend school for ten days, It is
The Transit Company's ofilclals state that
the low providing for half fares requires
that the fare shall he paid in the form of a
:e:ct. and that If n conductor accepts more
than the value of 2'-. cents for a child's fare
the company is liable fot- prosecution for
TRIED TO DROWN IN BATHTUB.
Bertha Welkcr's Atempt at Sui
cide Proved a Failure.
Bertha Wclker, 23 years old. of No. 1411
Chouteau avenue yesterday afternoon at
tempted suicide bv drowning In n hath tub.
She was taken to the City Hospital and
placed in the observation ward.
In a lit of despondency the young woman
decided she would end all her troubles.
Going to the bathroom of her home she
turned on the water In the tub and then
jumped in, putting her head under the
water. Members of the family found the
young woman nearly drowned.
S9 ,DcihthereuytuhxzflllBffl o!ncm.f otrm oc
M0TE0' FOR A NEW TRIAL
J iluik I.fhmaiin who was charged with
perjui was found guilty by a Jury in
Judge Ryan's" Court last night and his
punishment fixed at two years in the Pen
itentiary. The Jury was out two hours and
iwent -three minutes.
There was no doubt with the jury as to
lhmannV guilt. The only question was
as to the punishment. The must the Jury
eould give him was seven years and tho
least two years. It was decided finally to
give him the minimum.
After the verdict was read and the Jurors
dismissed Ler.mann furnished a new bond
in the sum of SKU"i signed by John R.
Butler, Jr., and Parwell Walton of the
Wulton-Knost Express Company. He was
released pending an appeal to the Supreme
Circuit Attorney Folk was much elated
over the verdict. Lehmann did not express
much surprise, but declared he was not
guilty; that he "did not get any of the
Tlie evidence was all In yesterday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock and the arguments be
gan. Assistant Circuit Attorney Bishop
opened for the Slate. Judge Harvey fol
lowed for the defense, speaking for an hour.
Circuit Attorney Folk closed for the State.
He finished at i: o'clock. Two minutes
afterward Judge Ryan gave the case to the
Court then took a recess. Judge Ryan re
mained in his offlce in the rear of the
courtroom to recrive the verdict when It
was returned. At C:30 o'clock Judge Ryan
called the Jury Into court and asked the
members If they wished to retire for din
ner. Several stated that they believed a
verdict would soon lie reached and asked
for half an hour more time.
At C:&J o'clock there tviu a rap on the
window of the Jury-room. Deputy Sheriff
Jolie went to the door and was informed
that a verdict had been reached. Judge
Ryan entered the courtroom from his pri
vate oliice and the jurors took their teats.
The verdict was handed to Deputy Clerk
Chamberlain and he read It aloud.
Attorney Gernez asked that the Jury be
polled, -and then tiled a motion for a new
trial. Judge Ryan dismissed the Jury and
announced that the defendant's bond would
be fixed at tlV.oCQ. Farwell Walton of No.
4121 North Grand avenue qualified before
the court, and was accepted, with John R.
Butler, on the bond. Walton scheduled
pp'i'erty valued at J23,(V). Lehmann then
left the courtroom, accompanied by hb at
torney, John A. Gernez, and hht bondsmen.
Illiuiiel a Public Prejndlee.
Lehmann did not appear disturbed when
the verdict was announced. "There was
public prejudice against me In this trial."
said lie. "I know after my trial that any
man who was ever charged with any con
nection In these bribery cases cannot get
a fair trial In St. Louis. Incompetent tes
timony was allowed to go to the Jury, and
I don't think the money should have been
exhibited at the trial, as I got none of the
money, and never had anything to do with
It. I have nothing further to say, as my
attorneys will look after the case, and In
due time will apply for an appeal to the
Circuit Attorney Folk was much pleas-ed
with the verdict.
"Well." he said. "I trlnk the evidence Jus
tified the verdict. If 1 had not thought so
I should not have prosecuted the case. We
now have clearer sailing for the other cases.
"1 understand there was no question
among the Jurors as to Iehmann's guilt.
The only question which arose was as to
the amount of punishment they should in
flict. I think the Jurors tried the case upon
the evidence only and thoroughly weighed
every portion of It."
Attorney John A. Gernez said: "It is Im
possible to get a fair trial in the bribery
cases In St. Louis. The public prejudice is
too Strang. In this case the Jury has. de
cided that Lehmann is guilty of perjury as
charged in the indictment and the punish
ment has been fixed at two years, the mini
mum sentence defined in the statute. This
sentence, in my opinion, was made at two
years just to render a verdict of convic
tion. The case will be appealed to the Su
The Jurors refused to discuss wnat trans
pired In the Jury-room. "We agreed not to
discuss our delibeiatlons," said one of the
The only admission made was that the
jurois were unanimous as to the guilt of the
defendant on the nist ballot.
Demurrer In Overruled.
Court was convened at lo o'clock. When
the Lehmann ca?e was called Judge Ryan
promptly overruled the demurrer wnlch was
on'ereil by the defense Friday night. In
part he said:
"I have decided to overrule the motion
demurring to the State's case. The testi
mony of Mr. Paul Re-ss will not be ex
cluded. I llnd that Lehmann's conversa
tion with him docs not come within the
meaning of a 'privileged communication' of
a client to his attorney. There is plenty of
corroborative evidence to let the case go
to the Jurj-. As to the Indictments hnvlug
been found asainst Murrcll and Kratz be
fore Mr. Lehmann was called as a witness,
I find that Is not material, as the Grand
Jury had the right to make the Investiga
tion." After the demuner was overruled there
was a slight pause before the defense be
gan. At 10:30 o'clock the flrat witness was
put on the stand. Several witnesses testi
fied to the good reputation of Lehmann.
Farwell Walton of the Walton-Knost Ex
press Company was the first witness. He
said he had known Lehmann since 1557 and
his reputation was good. On cross-examination
he said he had not known Lehmann
Inside the House of Delegates chamber and
had never asked him to get a bill through
Senator Charles Schweickart said he had
known Lehmann Intimately for eighteen or
twenty years. He said Lehmann's reputa
tion was good.
John H. Pohlman, former Sheriff of St.
Louis, said that In his acquaintance with
Lehmann extending over thirty years he
had beard nothing against Lehmann's
FILED BY THE DEFENSE,
character. On the cross-examination. Cir
cuit Attorney Folk aiked if Pohlmnnn knew
Lehmann's associates. 1'pon an afllrma'.ivi
answer Mr. Felk asked if he knew John K.
Murrell. Pohlman said he did.
Anton H. Luker and Fred Busche of No.
2C31 Natural Bridge road followed with sip.,
Edward Chamberlain, the Clerk in Juries
Ryan's court, wan then sworn, and he tes"
fied to Lehmann's good reputation. SiP'on
Schultz of No. 3921 North Twcntv-t'ttii
I b.reet also toiu or Lehmann s good reputa
1'red C. Gastorf of No. 3S22 Vest avenue
said he had known lenmann for year.' At
one time he was employed by Lehmann.
Lehmann's reputation, he said, was good.
He knew Paul Reiss, who was attorney for
Lehmann. There was a difference between
them about Itelas's fee. Gastorf said he
was present when the settlement was made.
Relss telephoned to Lehmann's office tor
him to come downtown, he wanted to make
Gastorf said he went with Lehmann to
Relss's office. Reiss wanted $A for col
lecting the Insurance money. Lehmann oti
jected to the fee and it was cut to U'X).
which Lehmann paid with a check. Gas
torf said that he heard all of the con
versation and nothing was said about J73,
CW being in a safe deposit box at the Lin
coln Trust Company. Gastorf said Reiss
gave Lehmann a receipt. The receipt was
introduced and identified.
Gastorf stated on cross-examination that
he went to Relss'H office three or four times
w 1th Lehmann. He did not know how many
times Lehmann went He did not remem
ber what happened ons other visits. Wit
ness said he had never spoken to anyone
about the iase. not even to Lehmann or
his attorneys, and did not receive his sul
poena to appear In court until Friday.
Gastorf wus one of the men in the Re
publican primary" riot at Grand avenue and
Natural Bridge road. In which two men
were killed two years and a half ago. The
object of Gastorf's testimony was to Im
peach the statement of Paul Reiss. who
stated on Friday that Lehmann asked him
to see Phil Stock and assist In getting the
J75,WO In the vauit of the Lincoln Trust
Company for "the boys of the old house."
Reiss did not fix the date of this conversa
tion. At this Juncture Judge Harvey. Thomas
J. Rowe and John Gernez. the attorneys
for Irfl mann. held a conference When
they finished Lehmann awended the stand.
Lehmann said he was 32 years old. and
had llvod In St. Louis about thirty years.
His home Is at No. 3S17 North Twenty-second
He denied emphatically the conversation
narrated by Paul Reiss Friday, to the ef
fect that he had asked Reiss to assist in
forcing Stock to release his key to the
IJncoln Trust Company box containing the
$75,000. On the morning of May 13 a. tele
phone message was received at Lehmann's
offlce for him to call at Relss's rfice. He
said he and Gastorf went down together.
He said Reiss wanted $tjO for collecting
the insurance. He protected, and they
compromised on im He said he said noth
to Reiss on that occasion or on any other
about the STkOCO.
"No. I knew- nothing about any such
money until I read of it in the papers,"
Circuit Attorney Folk put Lehmann
through a rigid cross-examination. Leh
mann admitted he went to Reiss's office
five or six times. Gastorf was not always
"When you were In the House of Dele
gates, was there any combine?" asked Mr.
"Do you know what n combine is?"
"Well. 1 think I do. A man looked at th
blacking on my shoes this morning and
said I had combination on them."
There was a ripple of laughter which the
bailiff suppraFed with a rap of the gavel.
When questioned further, he declared he
knew nothing about any combine in the
House of Delegates.
"Do you mean to tell me that you were a
member of the House of Delegates for six
teen years and don't know of any combina
tion or association of members to control
"Then when Mr. Holtcnmp says there
was a combine and you were a member of
It, he Is mistaken?"
"Mr. Holtcamp lied."
Lehmann denied the statement of Mr.
Miclert on the day previous. Mlelert said
he met Lehmann a few days after the in
dictment was returned, and Lehmann then
said ha knew about the Stock matter. On
the redirect examination Mr. Lehmann tes
tified he only told Mlelert he was indicted
for some hearsay evidence before the Grand
Jury. Lehmann then left the stand.
E. H. Sprick of No. 4001 North Twenty
second street and A. G. Wlllmcyer of No.
3001 North Twenty-fifth street knew Leh
man, and told of his good reputation In tho
John I'. Sweeney, a member of the House
of Delegates, declared there wan no com
bine In the House of Delegates at the time
of the Suburban bill was up. He denied
that Murrell and Lehmann belonged to any
Circuit Attorney Folk reminded Sweeney
of his testimony before the Grand Jury,
and he admitted there was an "organiza
tion." Murrell and Lehmann belonged to
It. Sweeney said he also belonged to an
organization, but It was not for the purpose
of "controlling legislation." Holtcamp aUo
belonged to this organization.
Mr. Folk read from the Grand Jury' notes
and asked: Did you not testify as follows
before the Grand Jury:
"Yes, there was a combine, but me and
Jim Cronln did not belong to It."
T don't recall such a statement," said
Sweeney said frequent meetings were held
In a "smoking-room" adjoining the House
of Delegates chamber, but no ono was there
to prevent his going in.
Judge Harvey offered la evidence the
Former member of the House of Delegates,
who was adjudged guilty of perjury by a
Jury and whose punishment Is fixed at
to years in the Penitentiary.
.IIUV WHICH rtinii
s Jll.H.S LKIIM.WV Gt'lLTV.
Christian C. Beckemeier. Jr., secre- s
t tary Gravols Planing Mill, No. 3222
O Texas avenue
O Mortimer Newhouse, art importer,
s No. 5431 Cabanne avenue
Frank E. Nulsen. secretary West-
W em Railway Equipment' Company,
No. 3SC1 Flad avenue.
!a n.-irrv f ilvler. carriages. No.
51S1 Kensington avenue.
Henry S. Piatt. Jr., superintendent
Piatt & Thornburgh Paint Com-
pan). No. 4SCS Washington avenue-
Henry A- Rehbein, commission
merchant, No. 4217 West Morgan s
James W. And-rton. wholesale gro-
cer. No. 41t' Washington avenue.
Edgar Skinner, dry goods. No. 3142
Charles H. Smith, secretary Beck-
Corbltt Iron Company. No. 4237 Fin-
s ney avenue.
4k Ixiuls Stockhc. vice president Lam-
s Inert Furniture Company. No. 3011
O George W. Teasdale. vice president
J. W. Teasdale & Co.. No. 4312 Del-
s Otto W. Wltte. salesman. No. 3631
sl West Pine iKiulevard.
, Till! VE1U1ICT.
O We. the jury. In the case of the
State of Missouri against Julius Leh-
s nu:nn, find the defendant guilty of
s perjury, as charged In the indictment, s
s and assess the punishment at lmpris-
s onment in the Penitentiary" for a term
of two years. H. C. OYLER.
bench warrants on which Murrell and Kratz
were arrested and rested his case.
WituvNften tn Ilebuttul.
Circuit Attorney Folk Introduced In re
buttal witnesses who testified that Leh
mann did not enjoy a good reputation.
Harry M. Coudry. an Insurance agent In
the Century building, said he met Leh
mann in the House of Delegate. When
asked If he knew Lehmann's reputation ha
said he did in a general way, and It was
bad. His conclusions were drawn from
their assoclatlm In the House of Dele
gates. Dorsey Jamison, an attorney living at No.
5117 Westminster place, said Lehmann's
reputation was bad. He had talked to sev
eral persons, among them Harry Coudry
1 and M. R. Collins. Jr.
1 William R. Hodges, a member of tho
City Council, testified thnt as iar as ha
knew. Lehmann's reputation was not good.
Attorney Charles Nagel, who lives at
No. 3969 Washington avenue, said he knew
Lehmann's reputation In a general way
about the City Hall, but Judge Ryan
would not let him testify to Lehmann's
reputation unless he had talked with soma
one or had a more Intimate knowledge.
Nagle had talked to no one. and he was
It was then 12:43 o'clock. Circuit Attor
ney Folk announced that the State hail
concluded Its case with the exception of
recalling Paul Reiss. who was not about
the Four Courts. Judge Ryan then ordered
a recess till 2 o'clock.
When the court coi-rened again Relss had
arrived and he assumed xhe stand. H
stated that Gastorf was not'present at the
time Lehmann mentioned the matter of
175.000 being locked up at the Lincoln Trust
Company. Relss said Lehmann made fre
quent visits to his office, and he did net
remember on which visit the matter was
brought up. On cross-examination he said .
he knew Gasdorf and ho sometimes called '
with Mr. Lehmann.
Circuit Attorney Folk then rested tho
case. Judge Ryan at once read to the jury
his Instructions, which he had already pre
pared. In brief, they were to the effect that
If the Jury believed Lehmann testified false
ly before the Grand Jury In denying h
knew of the $75,000 placed In the safe deposit
box at the Lincoln Trust Company, for tha
purpose of bribery, he wa guilty of perjury.
If they did not believe Lehmann knew of
the $73,000. they were to acquit. If guilty,
the court Instructed them to commit him
In the Penitentiary for a term of from two
to seven years.
The Court explained that the testimony of
Stock and Turner was only to show that
the $75,000 was really placed in a tiox at the
trust company by Stock and Murrcll. Judg
Ryan explained that the Grand Jury had
the right to question Lehmann with regard
to the bribery and the fact that Murrell
and Kratz had already been indicted mad
After the reading of the Instructions,
Judge Ryan announced he would allow an
hour on each side for argument.
, BISHOP OPENS ARGUMENT.
f Assistant Circuit Attorney Bishop opened
for. the State, Epeaklng for half an hour. He
began with the Introduction of the Sub
urban bill In the City Council and followed,
the history of the case to the present day.
He told how H was held up In the Munici
pal Assembly until "boodlo" was forthcom
ing. As to Lchmtnn's knowledge of the $73.on-
Bishop cited his connection with the "com
bine" and dwelt at some length on the tes
timony of Paul Relss, who said Lehmann
came to him for assistance to get the kejr
from Stock so they could divide the money
among "the boys." Bishop explained that
Reiss was perfectly justified in disclosing' '
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