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CRIMINAL record of MIELE j ygMALE BUTCHER. UimmU by Um Emm to yill* Deeds of Looser EV' Otbsr im Beaihorger of St. Louie Be Moastreelty. esS lo ns » nürnberger, midwife, avenue, Ht Uiuls, Mo., fiend In woman's form, Henrietta D Chouteau „urderous le- takln* monster slaying women I Mine» under the cloak of a mlu pbybii lan. If the evidence on the stand jury indicted her re The leatluiony of four Uly I» true M U stamps «k, Hulmes DP*. » H n v, h a erector« with of humanity In her heart her as a degenerate murderras If »toll» buruwi and browu*! tmb«». and woitiMii and dlapoafd of i«d .*• u!; - „r twdiM f Une she carted off in an sud cast into n river. «gull •hr burled m the cellar of stable, a third ahe burled u fictitious name from her own Hyc «itucsa<-s have testified to They charge that aa many »■•re burned lb one day trim«* tsar bab»» tkt total number of these crime» ried by the witnesses is almost In [. The details Of the specific »Urged against Mrs Bamberg Imust past belief Mitt.' ■ : for four murder*. Our , wurdet In tbc first degree, C Information al Blf The woman irr ft the pra mosaiaughter fig ether crimes is being luvestl «4 The Chouteau avenue bouse wilt ■Aoroilghl! *ear« bed for further evl » The cellar »Hi he ee.»t> bad ! Any number of « of graves that may be alleged against the iota stu'C. not eurpn»» the official» U. ■..»•: in bunging The crimes indlcimeut ?a h»r were com Mrs irpd IS the Indictnieola rad during the iaat five ya»x* In business in the tow many y*-«re betöre that probable Utal ber methods dlfierent from the preaenl which the Ittdlct j was * . ever M Mtlmony on Bwt found was given by w .u.en Bamberger's employ l»«f!y in Mr» I bis iMtimuoy ItHM Of nrobortteo in part by material evl i. lucb I< Jewelry and clothing n bj the tic tlms. and a photograph Th* young women have died through ess of them bo or» said to n toc5i.*r(»r » m»trumentailty. dis Iparvd from their homea and none _ aw* heard of by reiatlvea since boCsrovery of the Irua character of and the h Bsœtwrgsrs bu*ln**n for which »be now stands ln An Ink ■tat vu made by arcldcnt « <t th* murder* reached th** office lap™» Attorney Eggen» »1» month* ! ; !.. Hr made an Investigation iptaeata lorrubomied bl* first In He applied to the police Detective* nu'. r ilstanr«. ■By sad Harrington wer* assigned J be< ' ! gger* !»» ». at I tclec U * ÎJ sad liar - ir.gion have worked in jKj»ctl..r» to unearth the crlm**» . »untered many ob .im- »ecmingiy 1m »rrter* in the Investigation »u:' VI* It V '. - 1 . irg»4 They xios snd a y they bad place*! before ■ «Her I» |r»n<i Jury suffi* lent evidence to mr»t! Indu tmenu Mr* Bamberger *» art »»ted by Ihe detectives who 9" • ' !:•' ' hlef P» !• e » her IS ksk»d up In th* hoM.orr ■g-ently Mr Kggcr* »wore out a *»':•*•■■'• f .r h< r and the woman u:-. ! - Mm Ilsmbvrger Sub n 9iac*4 In >*H The evidence Is w*A*r*<i slo >st sufficient ■* It now iu4s. but the , irctiit attorney,and tbe ksvur»» »r*- »»rklng to «teure addl corroboration It Is charged Mrs Bamberger committed Ihe hu*s for hire It wan ber bufttnc*» Urform "i^rntlon» and destroy of th ■ '• Women from u otaf pior«*d tb<*m*« , )re* under Under the circumstance* surrounded the contract* Ire tvs Mr» Bamberger and her pa " il I» reasonable to suppose that bs!.*!,' 1 .' i,,,t *pU friend* and w * l|t *s Of the » nr» Cotise comparu M'ollr when »ne of the patienta died * rslstivp. She Mrs Haro nurse* declare that aa were not notified ** rr *n»!r)»rei] missing " T f*r » former u t »••nty patients were treated They say thousand* of This latter slate °n« day !.. __ *»r» burned !• entuc.lori-d *H»r th» extravagant Lizzie chief witness, declared that u * nT ' habl*« burned In on* day ** l 'l hundred* of Infant* that she were destroyed. Hhe de 'hat Mrs Bamberger tossed one nu,l >< Into l ■ j^Plng it by It under water several minutes Bd '""'"U according lo the k Sepil^ 11 Itemlierger for treatment l*k»d m ' rr W DOt » tub of water and then tho upt k. rhokwl It und ' K,| 7. Mr* Bamberger one of the rooms to r criea. that they might heard from *** «' l-yda'a aide while the 1 "'I Ihe nurse declared that _>>«m berger tied the girl's arms i* 0r ,. ' r "-."t with a towel and **>M h " * ,,n »«Id »he t»t »la V ° '" iy " hlm " another *50 «VU./ " r on '' Mary Hnhlramp * " ' ,l1 the WttMEEBE any. died '•Deration some time early In r. IMr, her in •® 0, her in k'l I«, the street. The ■1*1 »Iler Hr. aii ••»tie letlfy^t ylrl Mrs. Bamberger to ■» di, " r '".rent* at Mexico should lofiil n " lt ,,lnl Mr*. Bamberger did kin 0 . J! ,l " > Hind. Annie Zlmnier M in, J Br, hr. 111., homme a patient The nurses declare 1114 'ger house tn October, 4 lrl ',r ra,lnn WH * performed nnd Rn*, , 11 H ""ie day* later. The *°nlilnl ,,lnt ^* r *- Hamborger nn"| l 'i 11,0 < or P«e. placed It In B Mr river u " '''"■'■te' 1 I« the Merrl kAloehert i7 ,rH "'"b berger, they aay, ,1 "' trunk, lifted the body An II. ■v- a. a £ I ] I j i ; ! ' V. Y//. ,I» T 4 , 11 f . * * I If// * /V » MRS HENRIETTA BAMBERGER. out alone, and heaved I« over the bridge railing Into the water. Name* of thuee known to (he cir cuit attorney lofant I mother not poettlvely known), strangled and drowned In 1*96 and body burned In a range l.yda llresM-rt. daughter of Mr. sod Charged with the Wholesale Murder of Women and Children at Bt. Loula. j Mr*. Henry Ureaserl of 1111 Madison street. In September, HÏ7, and burled In cellar under Mrs Bamberger* •table Msry or Ids Zimmerman of Marine. Ill, died In October lt>4. body thrown Into the Merrlin*« river and burled by Si I .outs county authorities aa an un identified suicide Mary Kohlramp of Mexico. Mo . died In November, 189S burled by the un dertaking firm of Henry C. Meyer A Co.. 905 Chouteau avenue. Bt. Uuli. as Motile Jackson, Nov Id. I 8. is ! ! Mrs Wllhelmli*» rtpoerl of 3432 11- ' Hr.»!, avenue St l J , Ha. died at her ; home July II, 1999. after treatment by j Mrs Bamberger on July 1 J The house Is s three-story brick sod »lands back from the I pavement snd there Is a side yard The u dingy on Ihe outside There la no f r „ tt g e-ntrwacv There Is a sms'.l ^ ^ ( |) (hr ||dr of |hr bl)UW , Th< , iJopr h „ Ä( . ,„to a ba jj al ,h* foot of a , utrwll!f n, wra ,, lw . n from this hall Into the parlor and Into the ne* Thrfc arc nine rooms in ! structure. ond room the house, three on each floor. The ■ front room on the first floor was fur ni»hr.| a* a parlor In plain style Tbe second room »as the operating room ; There was sn operating table in the j apartment A corner at the back of J the bouse is cut off by s porch, which give* the kitchen less width than the j Door* from this porch other rooms lead Int halt that runs In-tween the kitchen and the building wall, from a door opening Into the rear yar ! the door opening into the middle the middle room and Into a This hall runs to room II was In this hall that the baby strangled and drowned There was was one witness in the kitchen and an other in the hall when the murder committed the deed A back stalr frum this hall. ess wBy run* up The parly of offlclsls front stairway preceded by Klnxle ascended Ihe B m Jk ** - s / ! "%'V C V' r >• 7/ , LYDA 11RK8SEUT. They had Inquired of the latter the location of his mother's Instruments had told them thnt he knew mothers posses and he nothing about his slona. Mrs. Bamberger Innocent. She assert* that the evidence against her Is false, and that It was In spired by motives of revenge. declares that she is Did SH* Mean.' the Chicago News: Slowboy tonlght when Don't you think From I am I go. it time you going to kiws you Mm wining were going? Ac-rued of Wllehcraft. Appleton (Wls.) Special Chicago Chronicle: laist August Mrs. Herman Dalke of Center, s small town miles north, died under mysterious cir cumstances ten Shortly afterward her I hlldren. Mary, aged 14; August, aged 8. and Antonio. 6. also died, cullsr circumstances surrounding the deaths caused a lot of talk, and the name of John Dalke. her brother-in is w and a cripple, was mentioned un favorably. Then a queer disease at tacked stock In the neighborhood and several head of cattle died This caused The pe gTeat excitement, and the German set tlers of the vicinity accused Dalke of witchcraft. The cripple, In stead of denying the reports, claims ha ha* supernatural powers. The neigh bor* threaten to lynch him. "Witch doctors" have been appealed to. and they throw out dark hints of young Dalke* powers nnd his possible con young ' ; ufcMon wl,h ** citln g -vents at Center, j to Jell f.»r Hts Deg. Ever since a New Jersey Judge de ep I elded that the value of s human Ilfs »'*' $1. a series of remarkable Judg ments ha* been made In that state, Ke, ■ .rder Senior of Paterson last week ma de what is looked upon as a record derision for his county when he sent William Schuyler Harrison, a colored man. to Jail for ten days for refusing ! to pay the l». al lax on his valler dog ■ „f $1 "You'll go to Jail If you don't," tbe collector warned him. "Recorder .Senior say* he's tired of the lax ; dodgers, snd he * going to make an j example of some one." Harrison was J arrested and taken to court. He pleaded guilty to owing the county $1 j j OT tRX Tho recorder put on his ' fiercest frown and sent him to jail for ten days, giving him the same sen tence that he awarded to a man found prowling suspiciously about tbe town and two men charged with uproarious drunkenne-r New York Journal. r< In lt*e Sri "One of the Imivs at Ihe hotel put me on lo n little poker game, said Ihe "and 1 went dry good* drummer, around to see what it was like. Thera were altout thirty respectable-looking people in the room, nnd one of them trying to teach me the value ol was the cards, when the police broke In nnd mad*- a clean sweep of everybody. Next morning, when arraigned at the police •anted a lawyer, and there court. I general laugh ill court as hi* 1 don't know where There are nine in town. rith you.' It was a honor replied: you'll get one. but all are in the pen was so." continued the drummer, "and things might have gone hard with us had it not been for the fact that the Judge was there, too. but had Just stepped out as the raid was made. Nothing was said about it. of course; hut he lei us off with a fine of $2 each and a lot of fatherly ad vice.'* Claim» lo He US Year» Old. Rutherford county has the oldest the United States and no Her peison in doubt the oldest in the world, name Is Mrs. Nancy Halllfleld, and ahe lives two miles from Ellenboro. is 118 years old, and until five years she could She i-alk the distance to ago Ellenboro with all ease, a rolling-chair, who died last summer, looked up her age three years ago. and she was 115 about 85 when he died. She now uses The Rev. Dr. C Lee, He waa then. and often said he could remember well small hoy she nursed when he wns a nml that then she had several This is a true story hint grown children, and well known Rutherford county, cheerful and talkative, and I* now en joying good health, and can be seen at a ny time at Mrs. William Smart's.— Charlotte (N. C.) Observer. to the people of She Is bright, to preserve a watch Is to One way hang It up GERMAN SLAVE GIRLS are the SHOCKING STATE OF AFFAIRS IN FATHERLAND. Fut Century lawi Hold Unfortunate Young Women to Involuntary Borvf tudo—Moat of Them Kidnaped from ■mull Country Villa*« The German empress and Countess WalderBee, formerly princess of Noer, born Mary Lee, of New York, bave "made it up." After an estrangement of several years' standing, these au gust ladles have met again In a work of Christian love, the success of which without the co-operation of either might well be doubted. The happy al liance between her majesty and the field marshal's wife, niece and aunt purposes to put an end to a most dis graceful form of white slavery—the I waitress evil—to which nearly 30,000 worthy young women of the father ] land are subject. The position of the I waitress of Germany in no wise cor responds to that of the English bar maid, though both serve liquor to male guests. While her British cousin is regarded as a business woman and ac cordingly paid, the German waitress j la a coolie, sold by contractors to her i master for a stipulated length of time. ; Yet even the degrading term "coolie" ! only Inadequately describes Gretcben's ' position, for It suggests, besides tem porary bondage, certain rights as to wage and liberty at the expiration of the contract. The German waitress receives no wages, and the abject fi nancial dependency In which she is kept by bosses and agents prevents her, even when she is nominally free, from going her own way and becom ing, if she chooses, a useful member of society. As, despite the sorry condi tions under which they live, the ma jority of waitresses are respectable, hard-working girls, the empreBS gra ciously received the petitions for relief addressed to her by several thousand young women engaged in the business, and forthwith ordered the civil and clerical members of her household to investigate the waitress question from a judicial, legislative and purely bu Tbese authorities and agent respectively she figures as a sort of outlaw, having no right to admlnlster to her own affairs; she is subject to all sorts of fines and bound to spend her earnings in the way her ! master directs. The master manages mane standpoint have now made their report, and her majesty summoned Countess Walder •ee. "her American aunt," as her ex cellency is called at court, to Berlin to help devise ways and means for stamp ing out the evil. The report of her ■»•Jetty's commissioners, who in their ffivesUgatloas had the active support •t numerous government and munici pal Vifflcerm throughout the empire, dis closes a thoroughly disgraceful state of affairs with respect to Empress Auguste Victoria's new proteges. "The German waitress." says the paper, "is a slave in all but name, in the con tracts which bind her to her master to keep hsr In his debt all the time and uses her dependency for his own profit, until sickness or loss of good looks makes It desirable for him to re tease her from further bondage. Pen nltess and infirm, the waitress is then thrown on the pavement to become a burden to the community. The report ( goes on to say that the waitress evil flourishes In the metropolis and In the , big cities no more brazenly than in j the smaller towns. In Posen, for In an $1 stance, which has only 70,000 inhab- ; Hants. Including the garrison, there , are forty Treat-Kneipen, employing from three to twelve so-called pretty waiter girls. Disloyal husbands, dis- ' honest clerks, boys and pupils of the < higher schools even spend their nights , and. more often than not, other peo pie's money In these evil resorts that only tend to enrich the unscrupulous ' liquor sellers aud to degrade their em ployes. Seventy per cent of all petty embezilement cases and the downfall are constantly before the police and higher courts. Yet the state and mu for me 0 j numerous young men ran be traced Ihe j 0 i b ese Kneipen, the names of which ol Pi Ml S' ■J J IA l\.e A hi* It us the N «i Ö V 1 1 f, :a no ahe TYPE OK BONDED WAITRESS, ulclpalltles not only tolertfte them, but license them, ami "there lies the root of the evil, which your Majesty's Influ ence may remove," say the commis sioners. These gentlemen discovered that the chief depots of the white slave market are in East Prussia and In Prussian and Austrian Poland. In such one horse towns as K.attowltz, Myslowitz, Beuthen, etc., large con signments of women and girls from Russia, Hungary. Galicia and Austria sre cosatautly arriving under escort of tap house hangers-on and worse in dividuals. There they are pluced in comparatively luxurious boarding houses, and are entertained by the atrical performances and other arnuse to her 115 en at of to manta to make them forget their horoea from where they have been al lured under one pretense or another. The commissioners found that a large percentage of the waitress candidates are kidnaped outright, while most of them are out-of-workg belonging to the servant, saleswomen and working classes. Then there are many di vorced, abandoned or destitute young wives and widows, seamstresses, chorus girls, models, dancers, tew* rs and other professional women wfih out employment. All the waitresses examined by the commissioners had papers to show that before entering upon their present vocation they had made an honest living in one of the branches mentioned. The kidnaped girls were found to be daughters of farmers, petty officials and merchants. Their homes were in out-of-the-way places, and promises of fat salaries and fine clothes and gifts of trinkets had usually been held out to lure them away. Arrived at the depots, the girls h i m *fA V f I / l am x Hi. , in 1^ 7 V. S ULTIMATE FATE OF THE "WHITE SLAVES." are made to sign contracts with an agent for a number of years. The con tracts are always drawn up in a lan guage not understood by the signers. Thus the Bohemian and Polish girls are made to acknowledge contracts in German, and vice versa. The con tracts, say the commissioners, are regular pirate letters, and, what Is worse, they can be Btrictly enforced under the old-time servant girlB law. The signer is bound to her master body and soul, he assuming to look after her physical and moral well be ing, which means that he reserves to himself the right to administer to her finances and to inflict corporal pun ishment upon her If he thinks she de serves it. To that end he may strike her with his open fist and whip her ! with a strap or walking cane—"but with no deadly weapon," says the merciful law. In the depots the girls are kept until properly equipped for business and until engagements can be procured. The equipment and board money usually eat up all a wait ress can earn in the next twelve months; in fact, she is kept there un ( til a bill of sufficient proportions is run up to give the agent the first call , on all the candidate's money for a year j to come at least. The agents hire out waitresses In ; all German-speaking countries and In , Belgium and Holland, and to avoid publishing the criminal character of the transactions orders are given and ' contracts made in a certain tele < graphic cipher, which designates the , human merchandise as "cases." In vestigation in the Myslowitz Post and Telegraph Office showed that in one month a single agent there disposed of 130 "cases," receiving orders and commissions for them. The commls sions vary between ten and a hun dred marks. Here are some of the dispatches quoted in the report to her Majesty; "Send us three 'cases;' one big, an other ethereal, the third fat," "An elegant 'case' wanted." That means a waitress of fine address, wearing stylish clothes. "Send ten double cases for the first." Double cases are girls who speak, be sides German, the language of the country for which they are engaged. Very frequently the telegrams call for "gold cases." promising extra com missions. Gold cases are waitresses who understand how to inveigle cus tomers luto buying champagne and into spending their last penny over the bar. If a waitress ever attempts to es cape the bondage or to spend some of her own money without letting it run through the fingers of boss and agents, she is at once blacklisted to all con cerned as a "bad case," and, if possi ble, is dispatched to garrison towns, where soldiers and officers maltreat her In shocking style just because It is the fashion there to "jump" on fe male menials. But a waitress may also be blacklisted for refusing to dis grace herself by making men treat, or for a physical Inability to swallow all the liquor offered to her by guests. Wages she receives not—unless she is a "gold case" she must consider herself lucky If the boss pays third class railway fare for her. Tips con stitute her income, and out of these she must buy at advanced rates food for herself while tending to the sa loon. She Is usually on duty from twelve to fifteen hours and knows neither on the con Sundays nor holidays; trary, these are her hardest days. Waitresses arc never kept longer than a month In one place, for the Treat Kneipen proprietor craves new at tractions all the time and the agent la hungry for commissions As oftea as one of his white slaves changes her situation the agent gets a fee from her. The commissioners report that those waitresses who bring In most to their employers are worst off finan cially. These are the "national cos tume" waitresses kept in many sa loons. The costumes are ex pens Its affairs, and the girls never get through paying for them, as they buy them from the agents on time, as they d* everything they need. The commis sioners hope that this installment business may afford chances for prose cution, as it is identical with the truck system, punishable by law. also found that the agents act as pawnbrokers for the waitresses, gnd, in short, exhaust every possible trick to keep them In financial dependency. Their poor victims move from one town to another, going from bad to worse, for long hours and incessant drinking goon tell on women, and they lose their good looks and sink from the big estate of a "gold case" to a mere "fat case" or a "bad case." The commissioners say "the wait resses are not allowed to go out un attended for fear that they might run away. For the same reason they never have an hour to themselves, and Bpend their lives working for the boss or resting from exhausting duties. Slav ery could not impose more oppressive obligations and less freedom of ac tion." But the resemblance does not end there. If a waitress has the good luck to have marriage offered to her, her Intended husband must buy her from the brutes that contracted for her services. In some cases as much as 5,000 marks have been paid for the release of such a white slave. MAGICAL NUMBER NINE. Among the magicians and soothsay ers of ancient times the figures 9 and 3 had a certain amount of mystery and sacredness attached to them; volumes have been written in explanation of their meaning in connection with the history of men and the world. Apropos of this, a curious coinci dence is noted In the fact that nearly all the great mining discoveries of re cent times have been made in years ending with the magic figure 9, says Leslie's Weekly. Thus the famous gold find in California fell in the year 1849. Ten years later, in 1859. remark able discoveries of the same metal were made simultaneously in Australia and British Columbia, causing a great rush of fortune-hunters to these points. In 18C9 the famous Comstock lode find became known to the world; in 1879 the gold-bearing region around Lead ville, Colo., and Tombstone, Arlx., began to attract attention, and in 1889 the diggings at Clover Creek and in Lower California became the objective points of great multitudes of excited and anxious seekers after sudden wealth. And now again, at the end of another decade, history repeats itself once more. The remarkable gold finds recently made at Cape Nome, surpass ing in richness and extent anything yet discovered in the Yukon district, bid fair to make this year 1899 as nota ble as any in the annals of gold mia ing. A GERMAN SENSATION. J Whether or not the report that Count Herbert Bismarck Is to separate from his young wife be true, it is said to be a fact that their married life has not been a happy one. The count is 50 years old and his wife is not yet 30. She was the daughter of Count George Hoyos, a retired officer of the Austrian army. Count Hoyos is the son-in-law and partner of Whitehead, the Inventor of the torpedo which bears his name. The Countess Hoyoa is the sole heir to the wealth of her father and her daughter has a fortune in her own right. She was married to Count Herbert Bismarck in 1892. One of the most Intimate friends of Count Herbert is Baron von Plesson, for years the German consul general to Buda-Pesth. His wife Is an elder daughter of Count Hoyos, and U W«» \ 7 mr 2 r'L* COUNTESS BISMARCK, while visiting at his house that Count Bismarck met the woman who be came his wife. Next Kcllp««» of the Su». The next total solar eclipse will be May .8, 1900. The duration of totality ranges from one minute thirty-six sec onds In Portugal to one minute six sec onds In northern Africa. General sci entific expeditions will proceed to Al giers on account of Its low cloud ratio and er.se of access. An eclipse com mittee In London is getting up a tread excursion party. OH for LlghlUoa*»«. Danish lighthouses are supplied with oil to dump on the waves during a storm.