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The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, October 25, 1903, PART I, Image 2

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"Airdrio." the country place vt Jame I
K'.air. is one of the met palatial resi
dences in or near St. l.nul. If not in the
State of Missouri. It lies midway between
Kirkwood and WeUster. on the Sappington
road, with Glcndalc as the nearest rail
road station. Mr. and Mrs. Hlair pur
chased the place seven vears ago from
the estate of Christy Ol-urch. who hullt
the hou'.e. hut they hate im
proved and altered both hou--e and spa
cious grounds to ruch an extent that
scarcely any semblam e of the former
place remains. Handsome jtone gates
overgrown with Ivj and built after de:gns
of the elder son of the hou--e. Percy RUir.
mark entranced to the grounds, which are
laid out in charming fashion and covered
with the choicest trees and j-hrubs. Mr.
Blair has alwajs taken the greatest iier
snnal pride In these, and many of them
he rlanted hlm-elf and coaxed to lux
uriant growth. Several fine old wisteria,
and rose vineu hac lvcn trained to s-prcad
their foliage over piazzas and crbors un-
that he wa? engaged by Mr. Illair as a
confidential clerk.
Judge James A. Seddon became Mr.
IJlah's law imrtner about one month after
ltobrts b"gin work in the -oitioe.
Iloberts remained with th" llrm until
about November I. 1SS3. but after that
time he kept his desk in the rooms occu
pied In Seddon &. Jllalr. to which he had
free access.
It was while examining an account of
A. Book and
Dr. Shoop's
On Trial to
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The cost Is absolutely nothing to rou if my Restorative falls.
I shnjjly ask. you lo learn by actual trial what this remedy can
and will do. .1 want people to know -what I know abont this pre
scription. There can be no safer no more certain way to con
vince the sick than to say "Take Dr. Snoop's Restorative a
month on trial." And that is Just what I will do if you write me.
I know absolutely that it will help you if you will use it. I know
you will wllliugly Lear the cost Jo-'O if It succeeds. I know this,
because for five j-ears I have made this offer everywhere.
Thousands have; wj-itteu for my book liave accepted my offer
and only one out of each 40 has said, "It did nor help me." Just
think of it. My past records show that 30 were helped where 40
tried the Restorative. I am proud of that record. I failed with
one In 40 but there was no expense to that sick one.
I cannot cure cancer. No medicine can. There must be some
failures. lr. Shoop's Rctftorative will do the utmost that medicine
can. It is my greatest achievement, after thirty years in hospi
tals and at In-dsidcs. I have found, at last, a way to cure even
obstinate, deep-seated diseases.
I treat with Dr. Shoop's Restorative the INSIDK NERVES.
Here lies the secret to my success. It Is my discovery. My Re
storative is the only prescription that reaches these nerves. With
out this inside nerve treatment, I could not offer "a month's
treatment at my risk." No other known remedy would stand
the test.
In thousands of homes It is uow constantly kept as a safeguard.
Off days will come to us all. but a few doses will set things
right again.
How to Secure Trial Treatment.
' t
Sjjnd no money. Simply ask for the book you need. A postal
will do. or sign the coujion. Then I will arrange with a drug
gist near you so that you can secure elr. bottles of Dr. Shoop's
Restorative to make the test. St'nd me no money. You go to
your druggist, remember. Use the Restorative a full month
then decide. If It-succeeds the cost to you Is $3.30; If it falls I
will have the druggist b'll the cost to me. Could anything bo
more fair?
To delay means to forget. Write now. v.hi y.:t tow It in
mind. This Is important.
At the Doctor's Risk
Dr. ShooD. Box-KIS.
Racine. Wisconsin.
Send me Book -No and
tell me where I can secure
six bottles Dr. Shoop's Re
storatlv c on 33 days' trial.
til in the summer the place fairly slows
with rlchet-t color and bloom, Percy
H-air. now at Harvard, expects to make
lands-cape architecture his vocation, nnd
has thU summer experimented In M?veral
wavs on the gardens and surrounding
Inside the lou'e Mrs Hlalr exquisite
ta"-te in furnishing ha-! been allowed un
bridld rein. There Is no more tasteful
luir elegant hoai In St louis. Perfect
harrconv reigns and every here the --pirit
of home Is the one most potent. The re
cption parlor, in Foft shades of old pink.
with a f i w fine old family portraits on
the walls: til? spacious middle hall, which
is a living-room lioth above nnd bIow :
the ohve dlnlng-rcom. where many merry
parties liave gathered round a perfectly
appointed lioard and served with menus
f.iine.l for their delicacy, tlievl.inds large
ly supplied from "Alrdrlc's" fine vegLtab'e
ganlen and orchard; the kichens models
of their kind; the cozy sitting-room dona
in chintz, on the second floor; the cheerful
Mi's Anna. Ulancliard of Philadelphia,
who was a cllmt of Dick Hros. & Co.
Ilobcrtb declares, that his attention o the
nlhgrd Irresularitles was tir-t attracted.
The amount was only trivial, beinir
about 51..1. but something about It struck
him as being unusual.
Continuing. Koberts declared that while
Mr. Blair's law practice was sufficient o
pay him quite handsomely, he had begun
to wonder how his employer could stand
Six Bottles
the Sick.
Rook 1 on Dyspepsia.
Book 2 on the Heart
Book 3 on the Kidneys
Rook -l for Women
Book S for Men (fealed)
Book G on Rheumatism
. State .
-uid airy sljing-noms. Mr Iltairs 11
brirj. fitted up oHnfurt iMr and lunil--omrly
in shadf of brown, with arts and
crafts furmturv .nid som t-ellent pic
tures; the Hptu ious mulc-riom ou the
llimi floor. wher stanls th grand itiaiio.
whero manv . f the lironz-s and art bits
are presents fr.m Mrs. i:iair"3 music clubs
r.nd musical friends In all walks of life;
th well-appointed i-tablcs and dairy; the
waterworks. wh""co conies Hie pure, clear
fluid which supplies "Alrdrle" wltii drink
in; waiter and also that for bathroom pur-Ih-s:
th" limeil piazzas. whern con
genial rrt!es; of friends have made merry
summer evenings and .ifternoons. under
the shade of gay striped awning, with
cozy tea tabl-s close at hand and a riot
of comfortabl cushions and swinging
couches these are a few of the "Alrdrle"
"Alrdrie" Is the name of an edd estate
In Scotland owrcd and occupied by the
Alexander famllv. ancestors ot both Mr.
and Mrs. Ulair
the apparent rapid Increase In his living
expensis without a. corresponding advance
In his resources.
It was out of curiosity, the Grand Jury's
chlf witness says, that he !cgan a pri
vate Investigation of Mr. Blair's affairs.
When searching for the papers In tlie
BlanchJrd caste. Roberts says that he
came across a bundle of envelopes and
documents In the safe, which gave him
the opportunity to make the discoveries
leading up to this disclosure.
In these envelopes he claims to have
found names of persons who were sup
posed to have borrowed money from
Dick Bros. & Co. Here, he declared, he
found portions of certificates of title and
canceled Interest notes.
Further Investigation, he has been re
ported as saying, convinced Roberts that
tho loans were fictitious, the certificates
of title not what they purported to be
and the notarial seals used without au
thority. From these papers, as well ns other In
formation ho had acquired. Roberts says
that he learned that,Mr. Blair was doing
an extensive loan business for Dick Bros.
& Co. Many loans were made by this
Philadelphia firm while he was in Blair's
ofllcc. and many of them were renewed.
It was the confidence Dick Bros, had In
Mr. Blair that made the alleged lregularl
tles possible. Robtrts' declares. They took
precautions to require certificates of title
from a title investigating company, and
alto required that some competent person
should pass upon the ccrttticatc. As they
permitted Mr. Blair to send the certificate
and did not require them delivered by the
title Investigating coraianics personally.
Roberts declares that it was eat for lllalr
to earn' out his alleged plan.
Roberts alleges that the senior member
of the lirm of Dick Bros Co. knew per
sonally Samuel S-mmons of St. Louis and
had the greatest confidence in Mr. Sim
mon's estimation on the value of real es
tate. The firm, Roberts declares, required Mr.
Blair to get Mr. Slmmons's value on prop
erty on which a loan vrxs to be made be
fore the loan was made.
According to Robtrts. Sir. Blair fre
quently reported that Mr. Simmons had
passed upon the matters and considered
the loaru advisable.
One loan mentioned In particular by
Roberts In his statement !; that in which
the name of Jonathan Gold Is utd Rob
erta declares that the name Is fictitious.
On this loan. Roberts sajs. tl$.t was
advanced. The application for the luan
wad made to Dick Bros. & Co.. using the
fictitious name of Jonathan Gold, says
Roberts. Mr. Blair, according to Roberts,
forwarded It to Dick Bro. & Co.
On Mr. Blalr'a recommendation, Dick
Bros, agreed to make the loan. A cer
tificate of title was Issued by the St. Louis
Trust Company, show.ng a koI fee sim
ple title to the properly on which the loan
was ought.lhe prof crty being on the north
side of Locust Mrect, between Eighth and
Ninth streets, on which stands the bulkl
lng occup'ed by the Gould Directory Com
pany. MVS REAL IAti:it
Roberts says that the cei i:u i- j.i the
real property vvaa delivered by Hie St.
Louis Trust Company: that Mr. Btelt al
tered It by taking out the tecoml sheet ot
the genuine certificate and sulwtltutlng
one prepared In Blair's oilicv under Blair's
direction, showing the title not to be In
the Gould Building Company, but In the
name of Jonathan Gold, the alleged fic
titious person.
The certificate thus bore all the re
quired seals and epcillcatkns and had
every appearance of genuineness, accord
ing to Roberts.
Tho next step. Roberts says, was to have
executed a deed of trust, using the name
of Jonathan Gold. A principal note for
J1S.CO0 and ten Interest notes tor JITJ. each,
were prepared, and they bore the signa
ture of Jonathan Gold.
The deed of trust, according to Roberts.
also bore the acknowledgment of one Wal
ter C. Jenkins. This name. Roberts de
clares, also was mvthical.
Then the deed of trust. Roberts has
told, and title certificate accompanied by
a Recorder of Deeds certificate, showln;
the deed to have been entered In certain
books and on certain pages, was sent to
Dick Bros. & Co.. and the money was
forthcoming. The signature of the Re
corder of Deeds; according to Roberts's
statements. n a forgery.
It was after 1WS when Mr. Blair began
to utter falye Ioan. according to Rob
ert. Alto.;. -lKr. lie sas. twenty-two
loans of tin character, amounting to
about SHuoe. were made. When his la
YesiijcathinK. which liegan out of curiosity,
hud rriihed ths tage. Kotxrts says;
he began so flV,j ,P a man with a white
elephant on his hands.
HH out lence told him. he says, that
the all. g. i fraud,, sliould not be concealed,
but ! did not k-e how he could tie the
ni:t i.in:s m:
Tin i .i WJ. nnli-rt- dei-hire. that he
onfnut.. Me. !;alr. It wna another bur!-
uei ira iMciiuaT'lse raid, thai brought
ji-oui Hi., me- ting. lie tayv that he eau-
't'Tj-d ft (r niardSng thc loan, rztd
t!. i,im th..t if lie repeule.! tire f.Viie
tie w.u ,i f. , July bound to" reveal the
whole mailer. IHalr meerod a! him. lie
-- nil mid him to go ami divulge his
-rof ti. liuk'Hro. A Co.
The,, i:.,rt reefed that the IMek
uroii -rs .in(j Bir rere couimi. ami lie
r-g-rdu) it 1, a family nutter whleh
w.-iM i.Ki result in a proiecutkm. VS!'-
T-vrrlHs wlih l:ialr on the- sutject m
the loon. Roberts sajs B'jilr remarked:
Rub-it I ou'ht tor hill yeu."
Roberts iys that lie answered by in
forming Mr. liulr that the ers reta
tnz to all of the tranmctlons were saf--I
locked in a deposit vault, and that in
the event .if anj harm to him Ihey would
be of use in any case. Mr. Blair Li said
u liave brought a revolver to the office
the next day and r.Ippil It Into a dek
Some time after this conference Robert
cis thai ho went away awl remained
of St Louis six months. When he re
turned, he declares, he found that Blair
h.iil noi hee,!,i the warning, but in his
ill enrv lud flotite-1 two more spurlcus
Then." al,l Robert'. "1 decided to tell
Wek Uros."
Roberts goog on to tell how he visited
the o3i.-ea of Dick Uror. & Co. In Xew
York; how much trouble he had In get
ting an Interview with Evans R. Dick and
liow he whs finally referred to their New
York IegHl counsel, to whom he told the
story. Then, he sakl. Attoniev ('union
adv!d Mr. Dick to hear the story.
Mr. t'linlost. aei-ardins to Robjerts. ad
vised Mr Dick, who was astonished at
Hie statement, to go to St. Loult. at once.
Mr. Dick arranged to do so and brought
George P. Graham, a Philadelphia law
ver. with him.
Robert" accompanied them to St. Iuis.
he declares, and was not long In submit
ting to Mr. Graham the proofs of his
statements. Comlrg to St. lul.-. Mr. Dick
told Roberts that he liad once loaned
Blair J-TiMO personally on the latter's rep
resentation that he liad lost heavily In
the cyclone. Roberts declare that the
cyclone caused lllalr no Ions at alL Blair
paid back the loan promptly.
Hooks brought from Dick Bros. & Co.'s
Philadelphia offices. Roberts said, showed
loans amounting to about pM.CO) In St.
Louis. - -
The day following their arrival In St.
IHits Roberts says that he accompanied
Attorney Graham to the Courtnouse. City
Hall, trust company offices and ether
places, where evidence was obtainable.
Mr. Dk-k'dkY not go with them, but re
mained at the. Planters, where he had reg
istered urwlV the name of D. R. Evan.
not wishing to run the chance of meeting
Mr. Blair.
Upon their return to the hotel. Roberts
says, Mr. Graham Informed Dick that he
had found evidence which placed the
amount at J3t".C). as raised unn the al
leged bogus documtnt.
Then steps were taken to bring about a
settlement. Before coming to St. Louis
Roberts allege that Mr. Dick was angry
and threatened a criminal prosecution If
he found that the charges were true, but
that he later changed his mind and decid
ed that he would be satisfied If an ar
rangement could be made to get his money
A civil suit was at first suggested, but,
to avoid a disclosure. It was decided to ut
first atUmpt to make a settlement out ot
court. The counel for a St. Louis bond
ing company, Roberts declares, was called
In and apprised of the facts on February
3. 1S"2.
In connection with the consultations
about a. suit to be filed against Blair. Rob
erts says that he fought against any ac
tion that would bring Judge Seddon's
name Into the matter. He says that At
torney Graham contended that Judge Sed
don was legally liable, nlthough he was
convinced bevond a doubt that Mr. Blair's
law irtncr was not morally guilty of any
But as Mr. Blair's law partner. Mr. Gra
ham contended that In a civil action Judge
Seddon would be jointly responsible, as
the firm represented Dick Bros. & Co.
In their Investigations Roberts says that
he and Attorney Graham found that In
most cases the deeds had not beer re
corded at all. Two, he says, were found
to lie of record one of Michael O'Laughlln
and wife and the other John and Eliza
beth Dwver. He says that It developed
that these were bona fide losns.
The Emmenger deed of trust, was Inves
tigated at the St- Louis Trust Company's
offices, by Graham, says Roberts, and here
the substituted second page that hail been
used In the others was first detected. The
title officer of the company detected the
substitution, and proved to Mr. Graham
that his contention was correct.
Attorney Edward S. Robert, wlw was
co-trustee with Jamts L. Blair In the ad
ministration of the estate of Henry T.
Rlow. made the following statement to
The Republic -
"A to the dip-ils of thi cue. I prom
ised the gentlemen who came to lhe as
sistance of Mr. Hlair that I wou'd not
make any statement, but this much I can
say I did not hear ef this matter until
September . IMS. when Mr. Roberts and
hli attorney. Jamef D. SImm. came to
me. I immediately notified Mr. Wads
worth, who repreents the Blow Interests.
He came on to S-. LauL. arriving here on
September 7. The next day we conferred
with Mr. Blair, and the examination of
the deeds followed. Mr. Blair stated that
he was concealing the wrongdoing of and
shielding another. He made good the
amount of funds represented by the forged
deeds aid resigned from the co-trustee-shlp.
His resignation was presented to
Mr Wads-north and me and was accept
ed. John F. I.ee was appointed to suc
ceed him. and U now serving In that ca
pacity with me.
I did not at any time have, nor have. I
now. any evidence that would convict any
one of a crime. My only Information was
hearsay, and under the circumstances I
could not Indulge any suspicions as to the
Integrity of Mr. Blair, who bad always
borne an excellent reputation In the com
munity and whose actions always had
leaned to the right. Moreover. I know for
"Peruna is the
Prominent Educators From all (her tbe
United Slates Praise
Frcm His East anJ West. .North and
South Come Letters of
Prof. Poell.of Washington. D.C Recom
mends Peru-na.
Trof. W. B. !oaI. of Washington. I
C. I Me nt ine bet-kBow-n educators i i
the couctrv lr flftren years he ha
been superiiiterMlent of the IMMi
School of V.'ashi'iKlnn. which Is consul
ereil the best chcol srt.m In the I'nlt !
States. I'mfeswr I'uwell U the authnrvif
a number f Hhool tiocks which ate uei
throughout tl.e I tiled Slates.
This well-known geii-Ieman de not hes
itate to recommend t'eruna to his eouit
!ea friend- nnd acquaintance all over th
I'nlted State. In a rut-lit letter from 111-'
X street. X. W. ah'ngtnn. D. C t"
Dr. Hartman he uvs.
"Penuadid by a uiend, I have use 1
Pervna ss a toi.lc, and I tike plcamrc
in r-comtv:r,dlng ur temtdy. PC'
runa is indeed a Rood medicine ar.d
snould be in every IiouscaolJ. '
O. Poc;l.
Surh "tnlfthK. rwai 1 Mnre eannot be
overlooked. vV h jt the ommon p-op'e say
enrrin weight, but nlrni a in in of na
tional prominence ii;. -; "I'eruna rhou d Irt
used in every hnurh.iM." it u a signifi
cant fact ti. the im-reislng prominence and
umtoabted eihi-aey of I'eruna.
A Well-Known College Han Restored
by Pe-ru-na.
Mr. John V. Mer.g. St Jefferson avenue
lndlanal. led. State Repretentatlve of
Indiana poll Kustnevp College, writes
"I rlrmlj twlieve th it I uwe mv llni
health l.i Prriinn iont.inl trave'l and
change of f.ioil ni'l .ater wrought havo
With mv llom irtl an.! far nuinlh, I Ktif-
fercd with lndli;etkn ami catarrh of the
stomach I felt that the (,niv thing to d.j
was to give up my iivuphHoii. win. It I
felt very reluctant to do See.ng an a :ver
tlsement of I'eruna hi . .pecith- for ra
Jarrh. I de l(e,i f clve It a trl.il. and ueU
It falthfu!l for s x weeks, when I f iund
that my tmulu-. had a I dlsappeare-I and
I seeme.1 like a new man. I have a Uuil
of I'eruna In my grip all the t.me. anl
oeearlonallt tnke a few d-cy. which k-epi
me In excelbni health "John W. Mens
Mis Elizabeth Itrr.wn. 1TS John street
Raltlrnore. Md.. is a school teacher of that
place. She founn I'eruna of beneHt to her
as a tonkr. and In a recent letter says
"Two years ago when my ehoI close.1
I was so fagged out that I cou d nr.t Ieep
nights. Sleeplessness was a mot serious
trouble tu me. and I felt I ought to go
"wa.H ,a.IHl lutxr '"'upl'te rest, which I
could illy arrant
"On of the leathers told me that she
bad used Peruea for two vears ..nd had
found It a wonderful tonic to build up the
system, and so I bought some. A cora
Wf'e change for the lietter took pi ic
within ur. davs. I eul I ejt and slepand
te t like a new woman. When school
""ir"? .BKaln ' f'u w" nl strong and
well able to take up my work." Elizabeth
Pcruna Is of national fame as a catarrh
remedy. H is the only Internal systemic
catarrh remedy known to the medical pro
fession. It makes dls.-ased mucous mem
branes healthy, whether It Is the mu -ous
membrane lining the nse. throat, lungs,
stomach, kidneys crpelvk- organs. It cures
various dleacs of a I these organs, lie
cause two-third of the ills of mankind
are due to catarrh With health mucou
membranes climatic diseases lo-e thr" ter
ror, the system Is enabled to throw- off
contagion, and health follows Inevitably.
If you do not derive prompt a ad satisfactory results from ths use of Peruna, write at once to Dr.
Hartman, giving a full statement of your case, and he will ba pleasid to give you his valuable advlc
Address Dr. Hartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus. Ohio.
a positive fact that the securities, or
deeds. In question had been In a safe de
posit box for five years, anil If there had
been any crime It was barred by the
statute of limitation. So that, even had
It been possible to prosecute any one. the
action wculd have been fruitless. But. ns
I have said. I had only hearsay, and.
therefore, had no right to say who was
"I wish to repeat that the very first in
timation I received f this matter was on
September 2 of this year, and the Investi
gation I have Indicated followed Immedi
ately." The statement of Mr. Robert conforms
to the reports of the matter currently cir
culated, to the statement made by Roberts
and SInims and repeated by those to whom
they told the story.
Attorae). Who Acenses James' I
lllalr of Forgeries. Shot a
llMHtH W I
Danelnir Trncher.
James T. Roberts, the principal witness
in the Hlair ease, on Xovember "I. IS.
shot and killed Roy Simpson, professor ot
the Simpson Dancing Academy. Xo. ISM
Olive street.
William Williams, a negro porter, was
the only person In the academy rooms, ex
cept Roberts and Simpson, at the time
Simpson, according to Williams, was
hanging curtains when Roberts entered
and a conversation began. A quarrel fol
lowed and. Williams said. Simpson fol
lowed Roberts to the stairway. Williams
heard a shot fired, ran out anil found
Simpson fatally wounded. He said that
he followed Roberts to Sixteenth ami St.
Charles streets, and there lost track of
The entire detective department was put
to work on the case. Williams did not
know Roberts, anil could not give the po
lice the name of the man who shot Simp
son Detectives John Keely. John Cordell ami
Alpbonse Gulcn arrested Roberts. They
onietlmc Overlooks a t'olnf.
The physician fat such a busy man that
he sometimes overlooks a valuable point
to which his attention may be called by
an Intelligent patient who Is a thinker.
"About a ytar ago my attention was
called to Grape-Xuts by one of my pa
tients," says a physician of Cincinnati.
"At the time my own health was bad
and I ua pretty well run down, but I
saw In a minute that the theories behind
Grape-Xuts we;e perfict. and It the food
was a' I that was calmed for It It was a
lerftct tood. so I conmence-i to use
Grape-Xuts- with warm milk twice a day
and In a shot l time began to Improve in
every way. and I am now much stronger,
feel 3 rer cent better and weigh more
than I ever did In my life.
"I know that ait uf this good Is due to
Grape-Xuts. and I am firmly convinced
that the claims made for the food are
true. I have recommended, and still
teccromecd, tbe food to a great many of
my patients with splendid results, and In
some cares the Improvement of patients
on this fine food has ben wonderful.
"As a brain and nerve food. In fact, as
a general focd. Grape-Xuts stands alone."
Name given by Toetum Co.. Italtle Creek.
Look In each package fir a copy of
the famous little book. "Tbe Road to
mmQM tea
Greatest Medicine
I ...JS01' .TfttS
V!$? i7. 1.Graham. L.LJ). xg$$
0 e-Js-j.- w. JsT-W j eZeeHaeT e
The Burlington has the only train from
St. Louis at the popular leaving hour of
9:00 P. E!. forthe above named cities.
9:00 A. M.
2:15 P. M.
p 7:40 P. H,
9:00 P. M.
Tickets and information it City Ticket Office, S. V. Corner Broadway
and Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo.
found his name among contracts In Simp
son's office and learned , from a woman
that Simpson ami Roberts had had trouble
about airs. Robens being accepted as a
peril by the dancing masjer.
The detect'ves went to Xo. S939R Horton
place, and found Roberts.
"I have not forgotten how he looked
when we entered the house." said Asslst
int Chief of Detectives Keelev yesterday.
"He had two big scant on his face, one
near the right eje and the other on his
chin His shirt collar was torn ami he
lookid as If he had been In a tattle.
" "I've been expectlne vou gentlemen.'
he suid to us. as we went into his room,
"and I'm readv to go wl:h vou.'
"We took Rolierts to the Kour Courts.
If I remember curreetlv he ws held sev
eral days. The Coroner's lurv exonerated
him. but It was necesuurv to detain him
for a few lays until the transcript of the
Coroner's evidence could lie sent to As
sistant Prosecuting Attorney Johnson.
When the transcript did arrive. I believe.
Mr Johnson de- lined to Is-iie- wirrant.
"Robtrt'- had given a bond 1 believe it
was for jR.M-to answer any charge that
might be preferred against him. He was
called in on that bond ami discharged It
was the verdict of the Coroner's Jury that
the case was one of lustlnable homicide
and that Roberts had acted entirely in
eif-defen!-e This version of the affair
was also borne out by the police investi
gation and accepted
James T. Roberts figured conspicuously
in litigation In the Circuit Courts some
years ago.
In 1 he was appointed assignee of th"
firm of Urj- & Mansfield, a wholesale to
bacco company, composed of Herm-n
Ury and Krskine 3Ianfred. He gave bend
for SX.W. with the Union Trust Com
pany as surety.
Cans Bros, and Rosenthal of New
York, creditors of the Arm. began an ac
tion which resulted In Roberts being re
moved as assignee.
Suit was. brought against him on his
bond for failure to turn over assets of
the linn.
The, law Arm of Collins A Jamison, com
posed of Robert K. Collins anil Dnrsev
A. Jamison, prosecuted the suits.
i-ro-rata Claims amounting to J5.757.K:
were assigned to Jamison, who brought
suit on his. bond.
zmiim v
Manufactured." .
. -n
GRAHAM. LL. D . Manager of
tlon. in a letter trom 41 Randolph build
ing. Memphis. Tenn . indorses the fa
mous catarrh remedy. I'eruna. in the
following words.
" take great pleasure In stating
that Pcruna, in my opinion, is tbe
greatest mea cine ever manufao
lurea. I was nervous, wom-ouf
and completely exhausted, but after
taking six bottles of Peruna was
restored to my usual health. When
I began taxing Peruna I weighed
only 1SS p , unds. but In six months '
time alter I be an to take it I
weighed 225 pounds, and have re
tained that Height ever since."
J. L. Graham.
For tftinsas. City. St. Josesh. Nebr&s'c.
Far Xorth. i est. Portland. Washington.
For Denver. Colors do. Calif ornla. St. Jo
seph. Nebraska, St. Paul. Minneapolis.
For Burllntrton. Cedar Rapids. St. i'aul.
Minneapolis, Iowa. .Minnesota.
Fcr Kansas Cl:y. Donver. St. Joseph.
Omaba.CoancllBlaCs, Nebrxtkx.Pic.Coi.st.
-Trir Warranted cktfa
BEed Witch. Closed or Opei
ice. ill jiies. Vtatca and
Jewelry rtttMlrlnx nd K
lOOu.itiDt of Diamond.
3 X. Sixth Street.
Another suit was brought on his bond
by Attorney Collins for i fees, allowed
by the court in the other litigation.
The matter was compromised, after be
Irir In the courts for some vears. The
J-") attorneys" fee was paid, and the J3.
7S7.02 claim was settled by the Union
Trut Company paving a stipulated sum. m
Garliapi' Commission Will RepoKt s
Itctfult of Eastern Trip. "1
The Garbage Committee, which recently
made a tour of the East to gain informa
tion In regard to the best method of dis
posing of garbage, did not meet yester
day, owing to the absence of members.
Th.?SP..l'rr'ent were Sewer Commlssion?r
F. W. alllant, Hiram Phillips. Presldcn:
of the Board or Public Improvements;
ater Commissioner Ben C Adklns: Har
bor and Wharf Commissioner J. P.
Whyte. John McCarthy and Ike Conran.
members ot the House of Delegates, and
Councilman Jeremiah Sheehan. Th
commission will meet next FriJay at ISJ
p. m.
Mr. Vleu Plnys In Chicago.
Mr. George VIeh has been two days In
Chicago, where he has given several re
cital. On Friday night he played before
tbe quadrangle Club at the Chicago Uni
versity and achieved great success. On
Saturday evening he gave a private, re
cital. Mr. VIeh will return to St. Louis
inxs mornings
Yonotr Lady Wins Illnmouil Rl
Mies Virginia Mahonev of Xi.. 11 MnT.
lanpny street was the winner of a dia
mond ring In the contest ut the festival
at St tan's Catholic Chur.h. which closed
last week. The ring was brought from
Rome bv ArchbL-h. p Harty and had been
blessed by Pope Plus X.
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