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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, May 01, 1901, Image 1

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1 la St. Loais. Omm Cent.
J Oatalde at. Louis, Tw Casts.
J On Trains; Three Ceat.
yi'. liUV-lo KKfl JtblU.
Itespite Increasing Signs of Coming Rei
tion in Stocks Wild Speculative Craze
- Dois Not Abate.
.i Total sales of all stock.
rbtal sale, pnr value .'..-
Total sale during: first iour, over .
Total sales during: flrrtiw" hour ..
Total sales United Stntesjsteel
Larscst snlo of the day... '... .
Smallest nale of the daT '
-'TS? L5. . "-?..l. ...;, A . mi.... f. n np.ai1ant lil1AntUl lnillt.1iit t .4
iiwuciiuui niuiuuuui in me
movements toward ronsolldatlo
ffiKftJKwSSew York. April SO. There is no precedent
-vBrr which to be guided in the formation ota
Judgment regarding the vresentsiocK raar-
i, Keli iiicii oay ot trailing leaves suiuu
Ktcrmer-record behind, and ndtflnfrequcntly
'Hit previous records go by thfboarJ as a
iKjesult. of a' day's business. v
vV'The accrteaie sales of all tock today
X.l.'An 'nf i.anrlllftf 'litfh&rM tllArPA.
ide'eted total, rising to 3,202,100 sharea. Iist
SPidnesdav's record sales ofJ.sing!e S'.OCK
Srerc 6C.S0O shares for Union Jacinb,. com
Sl)ared with to-May's sales of 49100 shares of
km-yVtiltei States Steel. The aaresato. sales
-."sS.-KnH, Vi pnmmrtn find Tirfrred Stock' Of
Ptf:&1Jnlted States Steel amounted to-day to
6?5jj,Another record which -was eclipsed to-aay
Qt3&-.mai i that for-a single hour's tusiness, sales
?$&&? or thejlrst hour amounUngto over a mil"
GSeSc're'5lii. shares, nsralnst the previous .maximum.
rjl less than SOO.000 shares. r,
ES.jS;It.ls die usual rule that a Urge portion...!
aff"liiS'Ji ifiv's .hndness on the exriianire is done
fejil'tluring the. first hour, but' bid the activity
IsSi3w the market for the rest of the day con-
icrmal proportiorc to .tne .nrst
siness the total for.iheday Vould
i reached probably 4,000,000 shares, vhlch
ir5r.- t,U Ann nnmmleelnni n 4trwtlr kti
fc-' 5rti:Vhnar mAmlwrs for the dnr'i huslnesa of a.
t,SgailUlon,dollars. t .
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k-r ' oi tne, aimensions ana scope .or. iao
l$pretent. market. Any attempt at descrjp-
bT-.tlon would resolve- Itself largely Into an ac-
EJeittnulalion of-supcriatlves."-iSS&S
'-!. ot Reaction Dicresarded.
ItJC'A' TiAf w&rA Innlr tttrlnffii' nf iilircAlinttii
ss&?. transactions In some of the .most active
U-'f.,-.r:r.; stocks to-aay. .none of tne sales reportea
SJwi2'sK?3'rere'Ot less than" 1,000 shareS'.and' running
SwSseSit" "If ny ordinary considerations could rule'
&"a!hi:g;Jiitsnch a-maw.et. the fact that the stocks
lfej'i'jgi'werti tordky sold in cncrrnousrvolume to
'i-SJ'.taks.Profits would have had great influence.
&.;.v3-yv-rTh. sharp break at many points In the
R:' S";"S'Ine dealings would, have been another
F? .Itrfvii'timtilii tflrmnlmnii nf A-mfnthf i-flfrlifi "ltavii
feg-i'ktinao'-often without tho slightest effect
IttS'AuMWMMr tntallw ImiMaJ ' Kw U ul
i-Xr.""- "J MWW W 1B CA...CtA
i-'.'; aoecnlxtora. aa muir othr Incident tinvtt
SSg0. nch as the. engagements of .gold' for
.J- .iSp. export and occasional hardening of the
& S?none"mkrk'et.
'"iic2',Tte presence in great force of a wide
:'&H4 public Interest in the market must
i"r,!; explain this ignoring of usual technical in-
V;;fe.'S'':?liaMe7-, Iob Idle; Seeks aa Outlet.
&l;-.' ' coma to the hands, of .tha Amsriean
F;i5i?i'poile for .several years past and Which"
iCTyi-." ".." ' '"t'" "" mv.". &v. w-
;:l -.')? Bortunltv- for outlav: seemed to be nourlne
KTSSi&lto Wall street, attracted by the sudden"
&i-.-j:'trt' fortunes which are being made from
fv n?ifi::,v3W day in ina f,ieai pun movemenis
t'duTereDt stocks.
ta-r-VLv. -,Wr--) 4n' Wiul Ynrir tnama V. Vl. ta
Rt tendency; and is keeplngi'the money
rf3.'.i,r'---rr" rr"" r .'"" -r.." ?"". "--
n c-i our:'Bninv -i nma ik ivnr itttia in rna
rtvsR -
a At. ;
.wn,!1?0- i
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P!-5S?5;'"0''enient Of prices'.
2'sifes 3M announcement this morning of the
Kfe'absorpUon ot the ieyland Steamship Line
EPS3?"w:,4'P Morgan had a tendency to" give a
Svejj-.ira-wea stimulus to tne specuiauon, as w
Aunmellt ut KnthaalaatLtVslls.
The belief in wholesale consHMlon'" ot
great railroad systems, even tt'S9 entr
mous expense Involved In he buj ot Mn
trol In the open" market, is the Wf factor
in the general speculation. S&k
The enthusiastic believers 'n-ft"lndeanito
.rise in price's argue ihai a maiss turnover
within a few dayn of as manjjrc8 "la.
corporation as the whole out)a4Ing cap
ital necessarily Indicates a jsTSjejirnierit to
buy control, but It is certain);-''""' that
a turnorer of that amount of ! where
the actual control does not Jail, Is proof
positive "of an enormous amJsStof purely
speculative buying. $&g: .
It may" be due to buying an selling and
then.rebuylng many times oi81 specula
tive holdings, or It'may be diVfa-persistent
short selling on every adtMk and then
buying to cover, as the fu'rtlsradvance im
perils the position of the beV'"
That such purely speculate transactions
formed a terse factor In to4Mt market Is
probably' not seriously dotUtat
Analysts at Mark Tattle.
An analysts In detail or.flMay's market,
would be futile, so great i extent and
variety, and. in the laterSladlngs, Its Ir
regularity. Northern Pa! was under
pressure' of profit-taking si" air. and Union
Pacific and the Grangers jiatrally showed
its Influence as the day jfXsed'
The Atchlsons were" thp1 strong fedt
ure on talk of an lncreafpt'tbe dividend.
An advance 'In New YOtiikntral brought
speculative attention batKld the. Kastern
railroads, but their gal
The United States St.
pajratlvcly well malntali
gains of 2C for the coi
preferred, at reactions: l'.i and T4,
spectlvely, from the bisrprices.
"The heavy proflt-takM It the last made
.the. closing Irregular. Stftoess was not as
large, relatively. In, baH arid the price
movement was irreguafe". Total sales, par
value, ftZtS.000. Zgi. ,
United States new'Sars advanced one
eighth "percent on tht cull.
New Tork, April' ,5Tli fevening Post,
dlscuf sing Union 'Pndlriff airs, says:
"it was believed J;waU street to-day
that the 'contest foraintrol of the Union
Pacific property, wkUfchas been for some
time In progress, irjafa resultant advance
of -27 points In toPkst two weeks, had
been virtually ehdA.fr the, success of one
ot the competing tsssrrs. .It was generally
accepted that the.-Jeaderbllt Interest- was
the successful puniiier. The cessation of
the rise In Union ftitflc was followed by, a
great . rise In KsaV'Tork Central, which
moved up "5i. arajjt Pennsylvania, which
rose 4&." - . fel
"Control, of thiCnIon . Paclflo Railway,
has undoubtedly jsiecd In the recent ex
traordinary actlii'siarket for the- shares.
Even Union Paeifc Interests to-day ad
mitted that the laying could be explained
on no other thetKthan that an effort had
been made to gdicontrol of the property.
It was decIared'Wt control had not yet
actually pased,'Jt it was admitted that
In the next f, days it might be tie-veloped-
that viif 'Interests.- had secured
enough, of the sstres to place them in con-
not, hold well.
ks'Were com
ing with net
and 2 for the
Springfield, 111., April JO. Senator Begole of Belleville, Inthe committee to-ilny,
moved that the World's Fair bill be considered in executlvo session of the commit
tee, and Chairman Chapman so ordered. This bill, it was hoped, would be con
sidered In open committee and the rule for nn executive session suspended.
The. action has no special significance, however, so far as the amount ot the
appropriation is concerned. 'The House bill, which Is now before the Senate Com
mittee, provides for only nine Commissioners, and Governor Yates has twenty-one
aggressive applicants for the nine pegs. He has indicated a desire that the
.board be enlarged to at least 'nfjeen. and possibly more. Chairman Chapman will
learn the executive wishes Wednesday morning, and definite action will be taken
the same afternoon.
An important and Influential re-en forceroent to the full amount of the appro
priation was secured to-day. when Senator Corbus P. Gardner of Mcndota, here
tofore In favorof reducing the amount to jl3).000v declared for the sum fixed by
the House-JKO.OOO.
'It l the most Important exposition and fair to Illinois since the
errnt World's Fair In Chicago el a: lit years nun," snld Senntor Gard
ner, "and Illinois shonld be represented In n manner that will reflect
credit on the State. I have been of the opinion that 150,0(" would
he sufficient. But tliere will be several Stntc exhibits In that class.
Illinois Is St. Louis's nearest nelfthbor, and rre onjeht. to he second
only to Missouri In the scope and mnarnltade of oar -display. Illinois
rrlll furnish as muny visitors to the "World's Fair as. Missouri, for St.
I.ouls Is the metropolis of Southern Illinois, and vrlthln a radius of
100 miles of St. Louis Illinois has probably more population than Mis
souri. If Si. Louis itsrlf Is not counted, lienor. It Is ' an Illinois
"World's Fnlr as much as a Missouri "World's l'nlr. It's sure to lie a
inairnlflcent succrss In every itarfYcnlar, nnii we onttht to. do our share
nnd have a part In It of which Illinois -visitors will be prond and not
ashamed. I favor the full amount, as indicated In the House bill."
Witness Testifies That the Men Were Constantly Quarreling
Over Domestic Affairs Prosecution Strengthened.
S4Sr5.les.tlngnh.contlnucd activity: of the mostcontrol of the fNierty.'
tZFs: --
glHeaaqnarters May Be in Detroit
a pt. ivouig (Joncerns in It
Slfe DetfbtL MlCh.. Anrtl S0Th or.nsn1l.1a.
?feit&! 5tan" ot all the principal stove companies of
,S..th:cnunlrtf will artnn tnA r.i.o.
i recenUy re-
p-j...'Kt-.T T w ..o fuKiuu. veMpmnv
p,-S?'tknowledged that plansfor the eonsollda-
-wriiin-r.. 7-,: .-': -- r1
Vr' .ll'-'...AWI.A ft ld .k T. .... ...
gr?S4iSi: f-- aM ""Ten, -;me amajgi
?iafelntton "f " ct the principal stove manu-i-5f
iSSfacturerlng plants of'the countrv. unon iin.
aportrtfhat;slmilar tov the United States Steel
3-j'c!T i- " cA.lne: details have not
ItiSiSr5" Kluea UDOn et out -i can state that
sDetrolt will probable be the, center ot the
..tOYa nuuiuf&rturlnff. tnAtiatw f 41 .:
g!i"M&t;J:. n4 headqufirtere of the'.company will
B.'E5;-jfK-e.nre-." '
: r t-i-fiti 0 ...4 ...It .1. i. -... . .1".
i5is-:r .-. " c" "" capiianiaiion ot tnecew
:iiiBiiiiiri jar; yvarren was -asked.
?f,Jfot at Pfesent. but Ican state that this
.iff-fi-.l 'M SIOCK JODDlnK scheme. - and amnva.
&-.vvS&":ents-for. financing the consolidation have
mi&i 5e,n- made "With, some of tho strongest
.vt"-&ffi-'SnancUl houses In New York."
rJffk" the plants besidej those In Detroit
tSSSi0 " W'e" '"to the combine are those at
&t-V'.-K;;sSt. Louis: Buffalo anil rhlmin
i&LzZI&SL. '
S'3r51F"T'r... se.,.".-. ..
fjBuffalo Show Will Be .Formally
miK Opened To-Dav.
fi '&?-' StRPtTTir TH ODCr-r A r
."iTTlt '.13n.iM ki ft nn n... " ' I- - - r..i
rvKVS: j---kuAurii .-i-ne .ran-American Ktt.
llWW'be openedto-d'ay without cere-'
"ow'bB'iSreetlng'wni be carried to
WMW--. tomna b? homing pigeons:
ISlsivSlV P!fU.M AU eiAmerlct: This row
.'"--r;ir-M I . .? . ." "T one an invitauua
-.fJ-'iw.Bsruclpite in tha Bl.aimr. ma ...!.... M
;.:alxlnpnth' festh-L - --.--.
L,-3r-"-. " flllmn . n. A k. . 1 ..
fe'-aU.o.lN. Y.,TT. A A.. My L noj.-- ' '
Ws$&lb&r': "' . -" " " -- :-
Iiihjlist plot;discovered. .
EsatibJXc Hundred 'Ar-rosin TlTnde Jri
ftvV A j Jlilrisinn Tnlottr1 .
SE8&t& -- "
aWAW.'Riirl(nV A)1 A m.. 'v.. .-' lLitmlZ.
i1?,t .?4"sptch -from Breslaurwm'cnsaysi
SievNJ?ilUSt :lJlot 'iud, beduri
i'jw""' w:nuseian-ifDiana. 8ix.Jnnnareo
Srjesttere made tb-daj-, of ..which . num-
TA iHmn,0r-a DT- PPR?.rm1
!.j,-iiinw citaaei. tb. towns or-Ho
Cambridge, Mass.. April SO. The pendulum
of' court advantage In the' trial of Charles
H. Eastman" for the shooting of Richard
II. Grogan. Jr.. swung to the side ot the
prosecution to-day. When the day was done
they had Introduced the testimony of Rich
ard Grogan's father, sister and brothers io
show that there was bad .blood between the,
defendant and their kinsman, and that Mr.
Eastman had, during a quarrel with his
brother-in-law, said:
"I will shoot you for this If I have to
wait five years."
Professor Wood of the Harvard Medical,
School testified that he received last Feb
ruary from Medical Examiner Swan two en
velopes, each containing a cartridge and a
bullet. In one was a lire cartridge. The bul
let was tested and found to contain "pure
The other envelope contained a center
fire cartridge and also a separate bullet.
The bullet was found to. contain 24 per
cent of tin. Professor "Wood found tin In
the fragment or "bullet taken from Grogan's-
body -which corresponded with 'the
composition of the center-frepliullet' IntMr.
Eastman's revolver. The1 Trm-nre ."bullet,
which, according to Mr. Eastman's story,
made the fatal wound, was. of pure lead.
"When Eastman Made Threats.
Mr. John Grogan was the first witness to
tell of the-old quarrels between his brother
and Mr. Eastman. He mentioned several
Incidents, .tending to show; they were not
always' oh good terms. Then ho came to"
the time when Mr. Eastman" Is alleged to
have said that he would shoot Richard Gro
gan "if it took him five years." This was
in the office ot Mr. Grogan's stable In
Brookllne. The witness said":
"Eastman said to Dick: 'What have you
been saying to Carrie?' I got up from 1he
chair and started to "go out of the office,
arid told Dick not to have any trouble with'
-Eastman. I was going out when" they
started to wrangle. Dick said: "I don't
know that It is any of your business what
I have said to Carrie.'
"Eastman said It was none of his busi
ness whether he stayed In his house cr
not; that it was Lizzie's."
Quarreled About the Couklna-.
"Lizzie Is Dick's wife. I heard Eastman
say the food was not fit for a dog to eat,
and Dick said if Eastman was a puppy he
would feed him. I nlso heard .Dick make
the remark that It ho (Eastman) was a
pauper, he would take care of him. Dick
said lie was sick and tired of Eastman and
his ifamlly sponging in his house. He did
not want Eastman to come Into his house
any more." ,
"Did you hear anything further?"
"Eastman threatened to shoot Dick."
"Will you state just what the.men were
doing when you went into the office?"
Eastman In FlKhtlnn- Mood.
.."Dick was standbier In the office; door and
Eastman was In front of the window. He
was in a fighting attitude, -with his ,flst
drawn bnrk like this (illustrating). I put
;iny elbow up and pushed hlm'back toward
the window and told mm to go out. tie
said he would not.'-'
"I told him again and then he started
,out. -He turned around to Dick as he went
.out, and, shaking his fist In his face, said:
I will plug you for this ir-1 nave to -wan
five years.' Then, as he walked down the
driveway, he repeated the remark twice.'-'
"State what took place at. me swimming
beach on July 4."
"Dick and Eastman arid I walked over
toward the Brookllne side of the beaclu The
'races were' slow In starting. Eastman kept
walking' up and down to where Dick was.
Finally he touched Dick and said: "Let us
go home. Dick refused, and Eastman
again urged him, saying the races were too
slow for him.
"After three races, Eastman came up and
as-'ed him again, and Dick accompanied
him home." It was after this that the
shooting took place.
Carl A. It. Ludln. manager of the lens
business, testified to some reference which
Mr. Eastman made to Mr. Grogan as a
"stableman." On . cross-examination this
witness testified that Grog-aft became, a
member of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science on June a. 1300,
and that Eastman and Ludlri signed the
application for membership, and, by so
doing, recommended Grogan.
The prosecution hopes to conclude Its case
Kansas Ojfers May Attach Car
ifjHi8 Train.
Tceka..KsvAprll 30. For the past week
the State, oftiils have been out of Sorts
with the ailonal administration. They
have twice tilde requests of the President
in that time '-teat have been refused. The
first .was osirfor the privilege of riding
with the prsjUentlal party" from the State
line to the inpllal, a distance of 300 miles.
This was related.
The official! afterwards requested permis
sion to .atigh their private Car to' the
presidehtlaTtraln for 100 miles from Junc
tion City' V:Topeka. This - was refused
through Siifetary Cbrtelyou, who sent a
telegram Mich the officials consider In
sulting, ft
. They noli? have a means, ot retaliating.
The last legislature enacted a law provid
ing that .lie 'officials or their agents shall
be permitted, to ride on any part of any
train running" in Kansas'. As they can get
from the-Junction City csiebratlon to -To-
paka in !i(no for the reception of thePresl
dent no ether way than by coming on-the.
president) special, tb?y may .'all become
for the tiie agents' of the Railway Commis
sion s.nd:ittacn tlielr car to the train.
.' , ! -;
Atlraike Offered, by Illinois Ceh-jfral-
Is Not Accepted.
Chlcajp, April SO-Vdinclals of the Illinois
Centrslaiall'ray nd. the International As
soclatlag of' Machinists failed to reach an
ajrrieaiafas Jto wages and hoars, at a Joint
corifetite-.to-rilght. The' company, ofteretl,
a ItuS-nt increase to" all machinists, with
allfr ate for overtime. The offer is. equiv-
iuJ't minimum ecale. ot .29 cents.
ken asked for 30 cents an nour, nine.
j constitute a aay s .wmt'ins -,
..n loloarams to-nleht td all the
lin'na-'the . Una of the-Illinois'" Central,
lit.. tr,bn m be" in "readiness for tha
Hon, which wpuw.oe taxen insiae oj.
hours. ,. . -
t- '-aaasMaaHt-a
iersee'B Expedition Bas Had
Bad Effect in-China.
' v --s " ...
aonT May'' t Doctor, Morrison, wiring
te Tiiaa.fxc:PkbVt,April , ptotesta
rftaMt'won Walderiee's policy-oMiUnt?
I :, . 1 --'"""' ''?i't.-i4j IntA att'aivl..
f'dlsorter.'.'rr.. ".T'Tl." -''"-'
m carTSlaoasntraaenoottSr locioentaiiy,:
linisHisrtlie "aVritJah IaaUori-hoi-: Gen-;
QalilOS "aTat, nrrmini tit taacesprainon
s'Sys she donned male
attire to deal in stocks.
Attired In a rough suit of worklngmens
clothes, a woman, who gave her name as
Mrs. Sarah Kirk, was arrested yesterday
shortly after rioon In front of the Chestnut
street Police Stutlon, while she' was en
deavoring to find the Merchants' Exchange,
where, she declared, she desired to deal In
In an Inside pocket of the vest she wore
was found $130. with which, she said, she
Intended to moke a fortune In stocks.. The,
police, after questioning her, -arrived, at the
Conclusion that sheT was deranged, and phe
was sent to the City Hospital for, obBerva-
Tlie prisoner said sho lived at No. 232G
Morgan street, and that her -husband was
a bricklayer, engaged" In the construction'
of a building a,'t No. 3326 Morgan street.
Officers "were sent to the addresses' givcm
At No. "282i5 Morgan street it was learned
that a family named Kirk lived there, but
that both Mr. and Mrs. Kirk were absent.
It was stated that Mrs. Kirk had left early
In the morning, saying she would return
about noon. At the building in course of
construction It was learned that a man
named Kirk, a bricklayer, had been em
ployed there, but had not been at work for
three days. .. .
When the woman was arrested she wore a
black cutaway coat, high-cut black "Vest;
gray trousers, a faded light Fedora .hat and
curly, black" wig. . .
The -wig had been obtained from- Andrew
Fueger, a" costumer, at No. 521. Walnut
street. Mr. Fuezer said that a woman called
at his place of Business ahout.noon and an
nounced mat sne was a aeiecuve wurmm
on an Important case. She said she wanted
to rent a wig for a. few hours,-, and desired
to change her clothing in the dressing-room.
She doffed" her. female apparel and donned
male attire..' When she emerged "from the.
"dressing-room she left Instructions, with the
costumer to care for her discarded attire.
.At, the City Hospital Mrs.. Kirk's male at
tire was .removed and' appropriate hospital
garb' given -her. .Pinned td her undercloth
ingras a ftoo bill. She objected to -parting
frith this, but submtttedwhenahe Was, told
that It would be returned to her 'when she
was discharged. -i
When, placed :in a cell shewept "I wish
my husband would come," she. sobbed; .ri
Know he will get me. Out of here. ,1 didn't
mean to- do' 'anything against the' law. 1
had been reading about tne boomin. stocks,
and "my, husband and I bath thought it
would be a good chance to Increase our sav
ings.. This morning, ir struck me", that ,1.
could 'ko on' tht exchange andi-buy soata
stocks; myself.". I thought-, they' wouldn't let
i vfcsfif a-si
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CATLIN TRACT FOR $1,000,000.
Property Fronts 7,
500 Feet on North
ern Border of
Forest Park.
The entire ntlln tract, with a frontage of
7.500 feet on the northern border of. Forest
Park, and a depth of 530 feet, was sold by
Charles H. Bailey, one of the owners," to
Eastern purchasers, represented by Moses
Greenwood of this city, for Si;0D0,0C0.
The deal was closed early yesterday after
noon, and one-third of the. purchase money
wn.i paid in cash to the sellers. Daniel. Cat
lln. Ephron Catl'tn, Thomas H Mcklttrlck
and Charics H. Bailey. The deeds of transfer
were made out In the name of A. O. Rule,
member of the firm of McCormlck-Kilgen-Rule,
and a director in the Lincoln Trust
Company. The Lincoln Trust Company will
manago the property fSr'its new owners.
The -.property lies Immediately north of
Forest Park, on the continuation of Llndell
boulevard, known as. the Cntlln drive. It
extends from Union avenue to the Sklnker
road, and from the border of Forest Park
600, feet north to the tracks of the Kansas
City nnd Colorado Railroad. Through Its
center runs DeBallvlere avenue, a 100-foot-wlde
boulevard, as are also Union' boulevard
and Sklnker boulevard, the eastern and
western boundaries.
Four-fifths of the northern frontage of
Forest Park is Included In the sale, which
Is, approximately, at the ,rate of J12S per
front foot. The same tract was purchased
ir. 1S87 from the- Forsythe heirs by Daniel
Catlin and Hugh MeKlttrick for J20O.O0O.
The Catlin Land' and Improvement Com
pany was then incorporated, consisting of
Charles II. Bailey, Ephron and Daniel Cat
lin nnd Thoinas H. MeKlttrick, and up to
1E95 the company spent JM0.O0O In grading,
sewering. Installing' city water and planting
slirubbcry. Llndell boulevard Is fully Im
proved nnd the tract Is bordered with gran
itoid guttering, Telford roadways and gran
itoid sidewalks.
The sale is the largest deal In vacant,
property ever transacted In this city. By a
singular coincidence, Charles II. Bailey,
'who represented tho sellers In' yesterday's
transaction, and Moses ureenwooa, wno
represented the buyers, had made In former
years the largest sales ot improveu. anu uu-
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-100 Acres.
7.300 I feet.
Llndell Boulevard.
Forest Park.
Dimensions of property sold yesterday 7,500 feet by B30 feet.
Tract contains 100 acres
?rlce paid... .- Jl.OOO.OCO
Price paid for same property In 1887 ; : 200.009
Amount expended in Improvements since 1SS7 .-.., :.....$ 400.000
Daniel Catlin. Ephron Catlin, Thomas H. MeKlttrick and Charles H. Bailey
were the sellers in yesterday's deal. An Eastern . firm, represented by Moses
Greenwood and the Lincoln Trust Company, was the purchaser..
Improved property, respectively, recorded
here; Mr, Bailey having sold the Llndell
Hotel In 1892. while Mr. Greenwood sold In
1887 the Tyler tract of 233 acres, Just north
of Tower Grove Park.
The deeds In yesterday'9 sale will be
turned over to the purchasers to-day. It
Is said that the Ideas of the directors con
cerning the future of the property will be
'announced within two days.
Charles II. Baliey. representing the sell
ers, acted through the Junior Realty Com
pany' In the transaction. Both Mr. Bailey;
and -Mr. Greenwood stated that the sale.
was made on account, ot the complete con
fidence of the purchasers In St. Louis real
estate, and with the practical certainty
that the Investment will double In value
within a year.
Mr. Greenwood stated that the sale Is a
striking Indication of what the World's
Fair has done for this city already, the in
fluence, ot the passage of the Fair bill hav
ing given an increased stimulus to SC Louis
real estate itu general, and caused outside
Investors to .consider St. Louis a most, fa
vorable market He added that. the tract
had every advantage that could be desired
in point of location and surroundings', the.
streets In the neighborhood all being of the"
highest type of Improvement, the transpor-.
tatlon facilities excellent, and the presence
of Washington University and Westmore
land. Portland and' Bell places In the Im-r
mediate neighborhood lending-an increased,
value-to the property.-
On the east of tha tract is the Suburban
line nnd In the center, west and north are
the lines of the Transit company. Tho
streets in contact with the tract are. Union
boulevard,' Llndell boulevard. Belt avenue,
Jacobs avenue and Sklnker boulevard.
Nearly all are 100 feet wide.
The property was formerly owned by tha
Forsythe heirs, and was sold to Daniel Cat
lin and the late Hugh MeKlttrick. Sine
the Incorporation of the Catlin Land .and,
Improvement Company it has' been In the
hands of Charles H. Bailey. Latterly the
Junior Realty Company has acted for hlrn.
The' dimensions. of the original Catlin tract
were 7481 feet, with n depth of 530 feet
The largest deals recorded heretofore In
both Improved and unimproved property
were the sales previously referred to trans
acted by Mr. Greenwood and Mr. Bailey.
The TJnilell Hotel was sold In March. 1892.
to the Brown Bread Trust of Boston by
Charles H. Bailey for 11430,000. The Tyler
tract, north ot Tower Grove Park, contain
ing 235 acre, was sold for 3700.000 in 1887 by
Moses Greenwood, representing Silas Bent,
who' controlled the estate, to Samuel F.
.Scoft. of Kansas City.
Have Tlaced Orders for ?1,000,000
Worth' of Tanking,
Pipes and Cars.
Owners of Lucas Well Arranging
to Develop New Property
North Texas Pros
pecting. '
Who "said she donned male attire to-go on
'Change and deal .In stocks.
clothes. I don't know why I. did such a
thins-. I must have been almost Insane.
.But I.din't mean anything wrong."
At 9 o ClocK last mgnt a young womao
About -20 years old, who said -she- was Mrs..
Kirk's daughter, called at the, rn;;nttal..with
an order of release .signed bythe "tJergeant.
In -charge of the. Chestnut Street Station.
.in'il tnnk hr mother awav: The young
.woman refused to discuss the escapsrt: ot
Galveston, Tex., April .'.0. Captain A. F.
Lucas, who developed the "Lucas gusher"
and Is connected with the Galey & Guffey
company, spent the day In Galveston and
returned to Beaumont to-night, "which place
he says is congested with people and the
excitement unabated.
Captain Lucas was asked what-plan's his
cempany had in view toward getting their
oil on the market. He replied:
"My plans? Well, we are endeavoring to.
get a large supply of oil on hand in order
that we may make a market for It more
"We arc going ahead with that one object.
In view, am: have already placed oruers zor
over $1.COO,000 worth of tankage, piping and
cars to accommodate the product of the
wells. '
Ready to Snpnly the World.
"Do I think we will get a market? Tes,
although comparatively little of the oil has
yet been put on the market. There., has
been and continues to be a reluctance to
take advantage of the oil market until we
can show the consumers .that the- supply
is plenty above ground, we are going anead
as fast da wo can to prove this. We take
the position -that it Is necessary to spend
money to do this, and we are showing peo
ple that we do hot mind doing this. We
are In the business to supply the world with
oil. and we are making all our preparations
to do this.
Cantaln Lucas stated that his company
owned their own rigs, and have seven in
oberatlon In the Beaumont oil fields', and
hnt lust, as soon as they could get add'.,
tlonal -rigs and men' to operate them, they
would commenco to develop their- holdings
In Liberty, Harris and other counties.
Gainesville, Tex., April 30. Recently traces
of oil have been discovered at- Muenste:-, a
few miles northwest of Gainesville. More
recently the same favorable Indications
have been found nearer the city.
At St. Jo, Montague County, lying "west
of-here twenty-five-miles,, considerable in
terest is-manlfested In the evldences"-of oil
to be found,- and quite a number "of leases
have been. made. As. yet, no excitement
;DrevalIs. There seems to be no doubt, that
parties representing large capital and uho
Sf nrlinced ' oil men. and prices on.
I lands are daily advancing.
Jackson, Tenn., April 30. There Is a.pos
aiKf!!, ihni .Inrkaon roav .become as .fa
mous In a few months as' the Beaumont,
Tcx..feblllfle1do. - . ,
It became known to-day that, on the form
of S. H.. Wilson, one mile west-"of this city,
where rprlnts bubble from the earth-crude
oil .tan be seen slowly. oozing .from the
oarth: The matter will be thoroughly in
vestigated." .- .
Great Excitement, in Becently Dis
covered Fields at Aspen. -.
- Evanston, Wyo., Aprli.36.-A giishero'f olf-
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For Missouri Fair; ooatlnned warn
Wednesday and Thursday; iontn to
-Rest winds.
For Illinois Falr continued warm
"Wednesday and Thursday; fresh
south to west winds.
Far Arkansas Fair and rontlaaed
warm "Wednesday- and Thorsdayi
winds mostly southerly.
I. Syndicate Buys Catlin -Tract.
Stock Market Still Booming..
Oil Men Expect Good Market.
3. Illinois Legislature.
3. Senator Cochrell's Plain Talk to Cubans.
Lives With Broken Backbone.
Bondsman Acts as Detective.
The Railroads.
4. Sporting News.
C. Killed Himself in Presence .of Officers.
City Appointments Are Made Slowly.
Police Will Assist Health Department.
7. River Telegrams.
8 Editorial.
The President's Tour.
9. General Tlnio nnd Command Surrender.
Great Engineering Feat Completed.
Details Abcut Accidents.
10. Republic Want Advertisements.
Record of Births, Marriages, Deaths.
II. Republic Want Advertisements.
12. Grain and Produce.
Sales of Live Stock.
13. Financial News.
11. Police" System for World's Fair.
Council. Passes Fair Site Bill.
Union Station Park Discussed.
Doctor ST. L. and W. D. Gartrell
Tell Kansas City Police They
Killed D. B. Donegan.
Old ilan Committed the Crime
While His Son- Looked On
Iiohliery "the Motiye-Had ..
Borne Good Reputations.
Pacific, and great excitement prevails. The
strike Is In the vicinity of the well In which
the .Union Pacific struck a flow of oil while
boring tor water six weeks ago. There is
great activity In the -recently discovered oil
fields at Pioneer Hollow, Aspen and Pied
mont. Pennsylvania, California, Chicago and
Omaha capitalists have secured large .tracts'
nf InnA nml rtlll bore for oil. Local nartles.
have also ordered machinery and will sink'
oil wells.
Springs Found .Near Bangely
Cause Influx of Prospectors. ,
Denver, Colo., ApillSO. The Times to-day
says: Art oil field has been discovered in
.the western part. of Bio Blanco County, ex-'
tending over into Utah, which, olds rair to
create as much excitement-in that Section,
as that-ln the Beaumont fields of Texas. A
large number, of oil springs, have". been
found in -the vicinity ot Bangely. f ronton
of which two barrels of lubricating Oil was
skimmed In -one day, and-.. oil' men from
California -and Pennsylvania are .coming
into the country to" large .numlifrs.
' Judge Instructs jury to Give Yer-.
diet to Miss Hmitn.
New yorlc.April.30. Little, or no evidence
remained to be taken to-dy in the breach;
cf promise suit for 360,000 damages, brought
by. Miss Ida E. Smith against Charles W.
.Comptqn, .the.Sged and. wealthy' retired tin-
dertal:r of Newark,. N. 3. Tne case was
closed early; and went -to the Jury at twenty
minutes' to 4 o'clock this evening: .
In his charge. Judge Sways declired'thit
thrach of promise by Comptoh Wis post-
tlve.ano-.tnai -suss nnuia was enuuea-TO
Kansas City, Mo.-, April 39. Doctor J. -Lv.
Gartrell, 70 years old. to-day confessed -to'
Chief" of Police Hayes that he killed D.,B-
.Ddriegah; a Colorado' miner, whose -boay,"
was found In Mulberry Creek., between
Athoret and Nthart,. Mo, yesterday. The)
confession' was In writing.'-
"5V,. 'Di, Gartrell, the doctor's son. ri
fessed to his" knowledge of the crime' and'
to having helped dispose of the body.
The men were arrested here"'lst Bight
after Doctor Gartrell had' demanded thai
proceeds from a- sale of Donegnn's team
and wagon, which' had been sold by a local,
dealer. "
Broke Down, and Confessed. -
When arrested, both" men stoujly' denied
complicity In the murder. Finally, this
morning, .the .younger Gartrell gave way un
der a severe "sweating," and confessed;
that bis father had killed Donegan" at; their .
camp near Nlhart on March 19. Then, he. ..
said; he .helped the old man place . tho .
body Into.-Donegan's wagon, and, after driv-. ""
Inga. distance, ot twenty miles, dump it In
to .the creek! Later, he sold, they, negoti
ated the. sale of the dead man's outfit to a,'..
Kansas .City horse dealer, and cams here.,
to ret the money.
Doctor Gartrell Was shown his 'son's con-Cl
fesslon.and soon broke down and confessed. y
He a'dmltted having murderta" DonCgah.l
saying he -slipped up behind the Colorado
man and brained -him with ah ax. The oth c
er detalls.'.as .'described by the son, fretw,
lalso admitted by- the. elder Gartrell.
- Gartrell Funga!- Under Price.
Dbriegan left Victor, Colo.;, for Kansas.
City-' on March J5. and .was" driving' overland," -to
Oklahoma when he met the Gartrells.
He ' carried J800. Yesterday, his, . boar,
wrapped In oil cloth, was found .In tha.
"bottom Of' Mplberry Creek. A search oV
-Donegan's wagon disclosed, a bloody pillow
and -blanket, arid a.pocketboot containing
papers belonging to 'the miner...
Doctor Gartrell Is a .benevolent-looking",
ni.i rnnVi. He foucht in the - Confederate' -
. Anv under- General Price, and Up to. wtth-.
in a snort lime ago nuu uctra, an .lamma..-.-
ot the Confederate Soldiers: Home, at HH
ginsvllle, Mo. He .practiceo meaiane, iocss
years and lately made hU home In Vlctoriai-
Tex."- He Is" also safd'to have-lived In'MexUjJ
CO, Ma, at one time- .-. A tt .;
W: P. Gartrell says he Is .23 years .CQ
age, but looks considerably older. 'Krorflfpa-""",
mm in itil nAe'ilnn nf fhA flflrfrtla: "lt" ;
appears that they intended to buy ar new-;
paper In VlcWna;..Tex. - ' . .ri!
It is saiu- inai- a, tocsii aiiuturx wuw.umt:
to collect the money jirom meisaie; ox uw
horses and wagon Will be. arrested as an.ac-
.-Mm ...if.. l-.. s j
rirwtnr RnHll U aald.to have. Served -tWOf.-i
terms In the Texas Legislature.-, beginning"
in lsso He was-born in Callaway County'i
Uhamirl. . ' ' "JS;1
A riltnatrh from' Emnorla; Kas states:
that the CartreBs. were Wrell .knowncharjl
acters-'ln- that. city .nve yearsago iiocior.j:.
riarfreli ht that time deallnzlii.noree and.
reprcsenung himself" as a' GoVernmeat-l
Buyer. -. - - . -- it a--3
ttantti ton, Brdwn shoe Co4" Ski fmiwut
Shipthenu for Aptu, jisoL.-.-.r.ic.,. sai,B
Mhlnmnta tor AUM1. "l!Hl.ir....'...":244Jf
Shipments for April,.
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Shipments for MOT to Majrl .i;Ji..ilMJt
Bnipmcnts lor iw to May r i.-..-....iwj-.
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