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THE HKPXJBLIO: SUNDAY, MABCH 8. 1903
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MRS. MARTIN'S CASE
.REVEALS BABY TRUST
Kursegirls' Confession Shows
How Children Are Often Sup
plied in New York.
LETTERS IN STRANGE CASE.
Husband Questions Baby's Birth
and Begins Investigation Which
.Results in Disclosure of In
fant's Identity.
a
e Through the confession of Lydia e
4 Mueller I shall be able to prove that
"babies are being substituted by the
-wholesale In New York. My Investl-
gaUon leads me to believe that Mrs.
Martin acted thus to win back the
Jove of her husband. Assistant Dls-
trlct Attorney Studln.
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REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
New York, March ".Mrs. Elizabeth
Starr-Keefcr Martin. In an effort to win
back the love of her husbend. Doctor John
Mcleod Martin of Boston, procured a
brown-eyed baby; girl, which she attempted
tofdlst on him as i their own.
A-eubpoena was served upon Sirs. Stack,
KSTJU Lexington avenue, from whom the
'Martin" infant was obtained, summoning
her to tell what .she knows of this deception
and the manner of procuring- babies "upon
order."
It Is expected that Doctor Oscar Spier of
No. 173 East One Hundred and Eighth
street. ..tiled to attend Mrs. Martin at the
home ,i Mrs. Lena 1. ltelckcrt., No. 1&
Hist Porty-nfth street, after the baby was
'born." byt who refused to treat Tier, and
Doctor James M. West. Not 71 West Forty
ninth street, nbo examined Mrs. Martin
about a week before the alleged birth, will
Sjo testify, as will Miss Lyala Mueher, a
exnun nurse, whose confession to Asslst
"nt,.Ittrlct Attorney Studln has completed
toe- cnain qj evidence wmen isocior iiartin
has been seeking.
Mrs. Ellen Batcly of No. 27 Smith street,
Jamaica. L. I., with whom Mrs. Martin
boarded the infant she bought, will also ap
pear. Mra. Relckert, who, it is alleged, procured
two babies for. Mrs. Martin acd afterward
,flled a bogus birth certificate with the
Board of Health for the second, was arrest
ed for subornation of perjury and is being
guarded at her home. ,
""While the Grand Jury listens to the de
tails of the scheme planned by Mrs. Martin
to deceive her husband. Detective Sergeant
McXaught. armed with a warrant for per
jury, is chasing the fleeing woman through
an adjoining State.
.Louis" H. Reynolds, an attorney represent
ing Mrs. Martin. Is said to have offered to
Assistant District Attorney Studln to pro
duce Mrs. Martin, within forty-eight hours
if he could make arrangements for ball.
Both Mrs. Martin and her husband are
well known here and in Europe, the former
a lecturer and public speaker on temperance
and subjects Interesting to women, and tho
latter as a graduate of the Royaj College
of Physicians and Surgeons in London, and
A Prominent practitioner In Boston.
Doctor and Mrs. Martin separated last
April by mutual consent. It Is said, but she
resolved to win her husband back to her,
and thought if she could present him with
a child the result would be accomplished.
. -She visited Mrs. Relckerfs establishment
Jn East Forty-nfth street, where it was
agreed that Mrs. Relckert was to obtain a
baby lor her, according to the statement of
the nurse. Lydia Mueller.
The babjr was presented to Doctor Mar
tin, who ir nnrn rmMttAnri thn Vitrtti nnA
began proceedings before Commissioner
" to nave mo wrtn certificate an
nulled. . ANXIOU8 TO HELP BABY.
-In the meantime the little .stranger was
given into the hands of Mrs. Ellen Bately,
and the following letters from Mrs. Martin
tp Mm. Bately regarding the child were
given out by the District Attorney:
i .r DJ JP: Pa"'!"5 For the sale of estab
Ilintnr baby i tula to a name and puce in tne
VNrrld. 1 am (tola to ask you to etna a latter
to-tha ntwspapers. denying Uit baby li held by
ou. far board. Such an Impression will tell
acalast both the child and ma Doctor Martin
Kd the Hit of them will say that I iare ntr
rted bar, and 1 could not btar being so care
leaa ccaeernlna- her.
IWi wbola business Is trying, but X would not
be surprised If out of It you were able to st
the care of other children, and at a price that
would enable you to pay tome one to take care
of them and to release you from the washtub.
, t. ., . . . eliza a Martin.
My Dear Mrs. Bately: I un sorry you so great
ly misunderstood me the other day. 1 do not
Want to take babv fmm vniifa. fMm I. t .
Jutt now, however, making a nsbt for her rights. I
and to this end I wanted to produce her at the
"ww u ' xaoani ok neuin in rtew zone to
morrow as I did not wlih to appear Strang to
her before the CommitUe of Inquiry, I suggest
ed .having her with me over night. --
I have nnally got a permanent Job. Saturday X
shall pay you for this week and something on
account, and so on each week till I' wipe out
my debt.
Now. My dear Mrs. Bately. toby's who! fu
ture depends on her being here, as Doctor Mar
tin has been to the Board of Health, where he
deelsred that I hare no such child. And so
L-TJ? tand by my welfare in thla I am
hoping that after the tnqjilry is over my lawyer
may, by summons or some other method, get
some money from the doctor for her. Sincerely
OUrs. EUZA a MARTIN.
A BABY TRUST.
The existence of a "baby trust" among
mldwlves is the latest development of the
Investigation Into the Martin case and the
methods employed by mldwlves in procur
ing and furnishing babies,
"If they don't happen to have the kind of
a .baby you want It seems to be the custom,
to run around the corner to another mid
wife and borrow one that will answer ths
requirements," said Assistant District At
torney Studln. "The confession of ' this
young- German girl seems to have cleared
up, this case pretty thoroughly. I believe
she-has told me all she knows, and was
forced to. do what she did by the woman
who employed her."
Mrs. Stack, from whom the bogus Mar
tin baby was secured, admitted that she)
had procured the Infant for Mrs. Relckert
but said she did not know who the mother
.of. the babe was, as ah secured it from an
Institution."
She said that she was sure the mother of
the child was from .out of town. She re
fused to give the, oama of the institution.
&APTAIN COFFIN WILL
J2 TRYTOREACrfTHEPOLE.
Old Whaler Chosen to Cosasaaad Flelay
tZlel Expedition, "Which "Will
;. Leanre Jtor-rray, Jjs Jtusa.
"Sdgsxtown, Mass.,March 7. Captain Edwin
Cofljn of Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.
Jaiwbeen selected to command the Fiela
"TJeJler Arctic expedition, which will start
pan Tromso, Norway, in June, and make
laother effort," to reach ths North Pole.
Tin his selection, the millionaire Arctic
"fcilron has paid a delicate tribute to ths
well-known, prowess of Yankee whalers.
CapCsln 'Coffln is a busy 'man nowadays,
ilid when he takes the America- to sea she
will" be equipped mors practically than any
expedition which ever left civilization for
the froian mysteries of the Pole.
'One thing that I shall insist on," says
Captain Coffln. '.and that Is that I shall
pick my men. Z shall have every man on
coara a xanxee, ana l snail pick them from
using ths most experienced ice sailors of I
Ms-section.
X'.n.don't want men who are 'familiar only
wkQ navigating ths water, but those who -have
had experience In the let as well and
know a thingor two about getting Into
tight places and out again. It will be an
experienced crew that I take with me to
Norway when I start for the ship early in
March."
The America is ths same ship with which
ths Baldwin-Zlegler expedition of two years
ago sailed north. Shs It ens of the best
known of the old Dundee whalers, and was
formerly knows as the) Ksautmo, a -sister
ship of the TJ. 8. & ThstisT -
As ths, Esqulmo she was. for many 'rears
a'reruution as an Ice breaker and fearless
enp:, powsnui pioneer into ins icy mass
which comes down in the spring, usually
reaching UperaaTlk ahead of thu rest Bhe
is .of m tons burden. 157 feet long. S feet
besm'and 1 feet deep. Bhe is bark rigged
and is essentially an ArcUo ship In her cob-
A STUPEND
OMS
PURCHASE OF
UPHO
LSTERE
FU
RNITURE
THE GREATEST SCOOP IN MODERN MERCHANDISING.
C. iu. -I - i..ik. Cs.l :.. " ...a ltatAri a rfnal UjUk Um fMiif.nn DialnH (TupiniTlliifa Cn. af Chi-
utsr an inn sicri, lur uio s-ali awruuiesryi wb wiwiwk .. nii.ii . n iuaw ...-. - . ... tarn
cago (recognized as the leading makers ef upholstered furniture in the world), Whereby w came inWl
full possession of every dollar's worth of goods on their sales floors at a price representing two-thirds of trie actual cost to manufacture. imnKOTiti rarior suits,
Couches, Davenports, Morris Chairs, representing the cream products of 1903, combining style and durability, being offered to you for two-thirds the actual cost
to manufacture. This sale represents a veritable feast, a bargain spread colossal in its greatness a sale for all the people of Greater St. Louis.
PARLOR SUiTS,
3-pIece Parlor Suits, mahogany 'finished frames
3-plece Parlor Suits, fine frame?, excellent coverings.."....
3-plece Parlor Suits, mahogany veneered frames
S-pIeco Parlor Suits, fine mahogany frames, velour covering
5-plece Parlor Suits, mahogany finish frames
5-pIece Parlor Sult-s, birch frames, fine covering
5-plece Parlor Suits, mahogany finish frames
5-pIeceTarIor Suits, extra, fine framed
5-p!ece Parlor Suits, artistically carved frames
3-plece Parlor Suit?, mireife mahogany frames
S-pleco Parlor Suits, finest frame3
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Chlcaco Tarlor Our
Fur. Co. price 'price.
S 15.00 -510.50
' 22.00 14.50
40.09 23.00
7.00 30.00
2S.0D ' 16.50
30.00 2J.00
40.00 25.00
, 45.03 28.00
G0-.00 35100
75.00 45.00
100.00 80.00
COUCHES.
Fine Couches, velour covering ,
Pine Corduroy Covered Couches ,
Leatherold Covered Couches
Chasb Leather Couches (guaranteed)
Extra Long Parlor Couches, velour covering"..
Finest Velour Covered Couches
Leather Couches, plain tops
Leather Couches, tufted tops
Fine Leather Couches, full spring base
Finest Leather Couches, extra springs
Finest Leather Couches, double springs
CMcaso Parlor Our
Fur. Co. price price.
J 8.C0 S 4.98
10.00 5.50
15.00 8.50
20.00 12.50
20.C0 12.00
2S.0O H.75
80.00 18.50
40.00 24.5D
0.03 31.50
65.00 45.00
80.03 50.00
DAVENPORTS.
Velour Covered Parlor Davenports
Velour Covered Parlor Davenports
Velour Covered Parlor Davenports, mohair heads....
Corduroy Covered Parlor Davenports ,
Leather Covered Parlor Davenports
Velour Covered Bed Davenports
Velour Covered Bed Davenports...........
Corduroy Covered Bed Davenports i
Verona Covered Bed Davenports
Leather Covered Bed Davenports
NOTICE-All Chicago Parlor Furniture Co. Bed Davenports are patent adjustable
resulated with ease.
Chicago Parlor
Fur. Co. price
8 30.U0
35.00
40.00
38.00
60.00
85.C0
40.03
40.00
50.00
75.00
Our
price.
M7.50
20.00
23.00
21.50
40.00
22.00
25.C0
26.00
33.00
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CARPETS,
SIDEBOARDS.
35 boards. Just like Illustra
tion, to be placed on sale
Holiday. Thcy"ro a special
lot, bought from a local
manufacturer at a price
unequaled. Solid oak is
used throughout in the con
struction and they are equal
in every ivay to 20 boards
$12.50
We've prepared a veritable feast" for carpet buy
ers for the coming: six days. We've made a cen
eral reduction of 10 per cent on every yard of floor
covering on our sales floor and included are the
very newest spring patterns. You'll profit by vis
iting our carpet floor.
Ingrain Carpets, a good serviceable grade in 00n
bright colors, were 50c, this week, yard Lli
Brussels Carpets, a large selection of attractive
patterns, suitable for rooms, halls and ATifi
stairs, were 65c, this week, yard t3u
Velvet Carpets, exceptionally rich and of splendid
quality. This grade sells generally for flj jjft
31.25; our price this week, yard OliUU
Axminster Carpets This i3 a high pile carpet,
with a good, heavy body; in a rich assortment of
designs and colors; the regular $1.25 Pj flrt
kind; our price, yard v'lUU
High-Grade Velvet Carpets A large variety of
patterns to choose from, in exquisite Oriental col
orings, with or without border, the Pj jC
$1.50 grade, our price, yard $ Iw
MANTEL
BEDS.
12 beds (like cut) go
on sale tomorrow: see
that you get one.
They're extra well
built, are fitted with
nonsaxgable springs
and arranged with
mirror tops; $2) val
ues they are, too. but
In this special lot
we've made the price
$12.50
Desk&.
Btrqn (Writing Desks
(like cM). made of select
and seasoned oak and
riohiy finished. The In
ter compartment is well
reeulated.havlng pigeon
holes and drawers. An
actual fS.50 desk. For
this week
RUGS.
Dressers.
Select and sea
soned oak
Dressers (Ilka
out), fitted with
pattern shaped
mirrors and
swell top and
drawers. We've
a limited num
ber we place on
rale to-morrow.
They are actual
120.00 values
while they last,
$14.50
Wardrobes
Cfcaclous Ward
robes (Uke cut)
arranged with
extra large
clothes compart
ments and two
drawers In base;
an exceptional
value that will
be readily appre
ciated by those
seeking a conve- -Went
and low-'
priced clothes re
ceptacle. They
are worth. $12.00
for this week
S8.98
IRON BEDS.
43 Iron Beds (like cut). In white only;
strongly built of metallic lrpn and ar
ranged with neatly scrolled head and foot
boara. "mis Dea is heralded as a jriis
beauty by others
for COS
.as a special
Tor this
-tr
hen
$
aided as a jrii
1.98
Cook Stoves
t-hols Cook Stores dike cut), rood bakers
and ceod heaters, offered at a treat re
duction for ths ensuing six days; $10 Is
the jvica at every store In this city. We
care more man tns
present reason de
mands and for clear-.
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jj Just Ilka cut, frames finished in II
AS mahogany, solidly built and cor- jft,
B ered with an excellent rradn of flr
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Rug buyers will find a veritable bargain bower
on our rug floor. Ingrains, Brussels, Smyrnas,
Velvets and Axminsters, rugs of all sizes and
kinds, in the very latest designs, are here for your
picking, at figures representing a saving of from
15 to 20 per cent. Examine our stock.
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Ingrain Rugs, always popular, attractive patterns,
worth $6.50; our QA QC
special price "WTiatw
Brussels Rugs, room size, heavy and firm, in
pleasing patterns and colors, worth fl I QC
J18.00, our special price .- OllZu
Extra heavy Brussels Rugs, room size, in bright
new patterns and choice colors; CIA 7R
worth J30.00; our special price....- OItiI U
Axminster Rugs, room size, soft and beautifully
blended colors and latest designs, IJO 7C
worth $30.00; our special price ,. . Oatls 1 0
High-Grade Velvet Rug3, 9x12 feet, in choicest
designs and colorings; sold everywhere f 00 Cfl
for $30.00; our special price wZZiuU
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BOOKMSES.
Handsome Bookcase and
Writing- Desk combined. Can
be had In either oak or
a rich mahogany finish. Ths
book compartment' ts-spa-i
dous In ths extreme and. is fit-,
ted with shelves that can be
easily reculated. It Is an ac
tual $30 value. Special for
this week
$14.75
Chiffoniers
A few special
Chiffoniers (like
cut), offered at
a very low price.
They are made of
finest select and
seasoned oak, are
fitted with 5 spa
ts 1 o u s dust-proof
drawers and large
mirror. The ar
rangement throughout is per
fect. For this week,
$6.75
DslwdRjilfr 1 1
China
Closets
Strongly built Chi
na Closets (like
cut), made with
fancy carved tops
and both sides. Ths
shelves are grooved
and adjustable, and
can be regulated to
any position. 'Tis
an honest S2100
value. As a spe
cial for this week,
$15.75
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Extension Tables.
Six-foot ' Extension Tables (like cut),
strongly built of the very, best seasoned
oak procurable. The legs are fluted and
Iron braced and a more satisfaction-giving
table cannot be Imagined you'll pay $12.00
elsewhere for the
identical article
quantity buying
enables us
to make the.
price.,
$7.50
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CASH
CREDIT
PIANOS.
$Jt Wm g "Weekly for
1 I l.l choice of a
V sT from ths large as-
I I I'l ortment ws sre now
I !a M ahowing. and no ln
. .1: L . tercst charged you'
for the convenience-of mau 3JT ,ta n.
::::"".'"' -" nt. and
K..U i i. guaranteed to
.caw V UHie.
bs cannot talk about yet
that bs means to push dii
tretlon.i
Cactaln Coffin axpoets to hsave for his
trip about ths 1st of March. His InUaUons
but it is known
lirectly for Franz
Jnsef Lund, then work nip in the leads of
tne Arctic noes as lar as ms own venture
some pluck and the weather and ice con
ditions will allow.
Then the land expedlUon will be set off on
the ice with its provisions and will start
norm, wnue uapuun jomn ana tne Ameri
ca will seek out a narcor as far north as
possible.
Oantain Coffin Is SO years old. "Vlnevard
joorn anaoreo. e aas oeen louowinjrine
cs sver sue u wwu years oiu. inn
JSSftH82 hSJ" ,n the bark Qaselle as
third mate with Captain Ludlow, cruising in
the Arctic. iNorth and Bouth Pacific and
Indian Oceans. ,
Jt was during one of these trlna that he
had one of the most thrilling ice expert
fj? .t,h8ba9c be!n6 frozen in the ice close
to the ill-fated Mabel when she was crashed
and losu By a lucky chance the Gazelle got
c1 ai Iat.e a September 9,
. .i '??B ln 18S!f and Bome ten years later,
in tne Rosario, he accomplished the eveo
more remarkahli. fAf nt mminr n,if- u.
J as September ZJ.- - - "
In 1SS3 and ISM he was second mate of the
Gazelle. In 1883 he went as second mate cf
the bark Bounding Billow, and the next
two seasons sailed as first mate of ths bark
Hldalio of San Francisco.
In u88 he was second mate of the steam
whaler Ores, and from.lSSS to 1897 was with
the Rosario, being ln command of her when
she was lost ln the attempt to save the ill
fated Navarchr
In 1838 bs went as first mate of the steam
whaler Fearless and much of the time com
manded her during the illness of the cup
talnr InUOO he went on, the--passenger
steamier Corwln, -aaklng trips up and down
tne coasi iruui nosu to ceatue.
TRAGEDY ENDS HUNTING TRIP.
Accidental Discharge of Gnn
Causes Death of a Hunter.
BEPirBUC SPECIAL.
San FranciscoCaL. March 7. By,the ac.
cidental discharge of a shotgun ln the hands
of Charles D. Perrault. Charles A. Day "was
InstanUy killed i the bay shore a short
dlFtance over the line in San Mateo County.
The two men, ln company with Bedford
K. Day, a brother of the dead man. started
early in a boat on a duck-hunting- expedi
tion. They were proceeding; along the shore
line ln a southerly direction, and shortly
after passing the boundary ct San Mateo
County- they, sighted a flack of wild ducks.
Perrault leaped to his feet and seisins' a.
ahntsun discharardd It at tha fnwl.i tr
missed, and sat back In jus feat., sliding ths
gun across ou of the thwarts. Day at-1
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