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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD. FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1916.
A. R. ZOELSMAN SAVES LIFE OF HENRYMcCLEARY KILLS WIFE AS SHE SORTS SON'S TOYS SOUTHEAST MO. ZOO IS URGED BY PROF. ROBERTS BANDITS SLAY RICH INDIANA BREWER MIKE SULLIVAN TO EXPLAIN WHY HE FLEW COOP OPERATION SAVES CAPE MEN WILL D. A. NICHOLS LIFEjTjRN OVER NEW Portageville Man's Shotgun Is Discharged Blows Her Head Off. M. J. Koeck And C. II. Overstolz Once Were Associated With Dead Millioniare. Court Officer Was Rushed From Home To Hospital Last Night. LEAVES TO-DAY Former Normal School Latin Professor Suffers Stroke Of Apoplexy. WAS FOUND SENSELESS NEW YEAR MORNING Required Hour's Work To Revive Veteran Farmer Now Is Recovering. The life of Henry McCleary, well known retired farmer and retired pro :"?. or of Latin at the Normal School, Saturday morning was saved by the prompt action of A. II. Zoelsman, provident of th Dompsey Grocery Company, when he found the latter in hi, room at the residence of City At torney, 11. H. Whitelaw, suffering with a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. McCleary was restored to con sciousness only after nearly an hour's work, rubbing him and using various methods to create artificial respiration. When Dr. John D. Portorfield. Jr., ar rived and Mr. McCleary had been re v;vod. he told Mr. Zoelsman that it was his work that s-avd Mr. McCreary. Mr. McCleary is about 70 year old. Hp has been retired from the faculty of the Normal School for about l." years, lie is known as or.e cf the best and most widely read men in the Cape. He owns a large farm n:u- the Cape also and is wealthy. Last Saturday morning1, Mr. Zoels man arose at about 0 o'clock in the morning. As he was dressing he heard a noise in Mr. McCreary's room as if .'emeor.e falling over a chair and a sharp cry. He went to the door of McCleary's room and looked in. He saw Mc Cleary .'itthig in a rocking chair, with his arms raised and the hands appar ently clasped lehind his head, in a posture much as if he were stretching. His head was thrown far back. Mr. Zoelsman noticed. Mr. Zoelsman believed that Mr. McCleary was well and left the door to go to the bathroom. While in the bathroom, Mr. Zoelsman doubted if the cry he had heard could have been made if Mr. McCieary was well. He decided to go and see McCleary again. WI.On he went to ihe loom ;j .second time, he found MeCbary'; body hang ing down over one arm of the chair, white foam was is.ulng from his lips and his arms and legs were twitching as if due to an attack of illness. Zoelsman lifted him from the chair to the bed and summoned Mrs. White law and the maid, one of whom he in structed to summon a physician. Meantime, he tore the collar from about Mr. .McCleary 's throat and be gan trying to introduce artificial res piration and a circulation of the blood through working his arms and nibbing his body. Mrs. Whitelaw fur nished some home remedy articles and the two worked for a half hour trying to induce a circulation. Mr. McCleary 's legs stiffened, it was said, and it was with a great deal of difficulty that they could work them. The heart apparently had stopped beating and twice Mr. Zoelsman be lieved that the work would be useless. After more than a half hour of wo-k, Mr. McCleary began to breath again regularly and he opened his eyes. By that time the doctor had arrived, and he took charge of the work. Yesterday Mr. McCleary had recov ered sufficiently to be up and about the house. He was weakened consid erably. Mr. McCleary has a niece attending the Normal School in the Cape, and a sister-in-law in Arkansas. He has told his friends in the Cape that he has had brothers and sisters die sud denly from a stroke much similar to that which he suffered Saturdav. TWO NEW YEAR WEDDINGS TO BE IN MAYOR'S OFFICE Shoe Factory Employes Application for Marriage Licenses and Kage Will Perform Ceremony Tonight. Mayor Kage today will perform two New Year weddings at hi.; office on Broadway. The first couple that made application for a license was required to obtain the permission of the bride groom's parents and the second man had a like mission to perform. The ceremonies will be performed tonight. One of the couples is Fred C. Dudley, 19 years old. and Miss .Tosie V. Young, 10. Both have been employed in the shoe factory. The other couple ;s Charles K. Mc Cinnis, 20, and Miss Lela Hopper, 20. Both have been employed at the shoe factory. A lather's ruse to frighten his child off to bed so that he and the mother could arrange Christmas presents for the following day resulted in the in- j stant killing of the boy's mother when : a shotgun was accidentally discharg ed in their home at Portageville, ac cording to a story that has reached the Cape. The shooting took place on Christ mas e ve ar.d the husband, Walter Tan ner, has been prostrated since the death of his wife. The Tanners had spent the day in town buying Christmas gifts for their children and that evening when they went to their home on a farm near Portageville, they secreted the gifts from the children before entering the house. After supper, the parents put their children to bed advising them that it was a necessary part of their pro gramme so that "Santa Claus" could pay them a good visit that night. They had planned to open the children's gift packages and arrange them for their children's discovery on the fol lowing morning. One of the older children believed his parents were keeping a secret from him in connection with the Christmas arrangements and insisted that he be allowed to sit up with them to wait for "Santa Claus." The father dissembled and told the boy he would have to drive him to bed with his shotgun. The boy stood firm and the father took his gun down from the rack over the lire place. The boy scampered when he thought his father meant business, and the father placed the gun across a bed in the room. As soon as the children had left the room, the mother went outside and brought in their gifts, which she placed upon the floor beside the bed snd began taking the wrappers from them. The father picked up the shot gun to replace it in the rack and the trigger became entangled in the bed clothing. The shell was dicharged and the full charge of shot crashed into the moth er's head. It virtually bew her head from her shoulders and death was in stantaneous. A coroner's inquest returned a ver dict of accidental death. The father's condition still is serious and his chil dren have told neighbors who cared for them after their mother's death, that they could not understand the kind of Chrstmas that had been brought to them. MARY B. WILLIAMS DIES IN COLORADO Former Jackson Girl Had Been III More Than 14 Months. Miss Mary Bernice Williams, form erly of Jackson and a first cousin of Mrs. W. Palmer Oliver, died yester day afternoon after an illness lasting more than a year in Boulder, Colo., according to word received in the Cape yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver. Miss Williams had been in Boulder for the last 14 months where she went from Jackson for her health. For several day she had been very low and she had suffered with several hemorrhages. She was 25 years old. Nothing has been learned in the Cape. about funeral arrangements and it is net known if any members of the family will go to Colorado for the funeral or if the body will be brought ! to her former home in Jackson for burial. Misf- Williams was a daughter of Mrs. J. W. Williams, who now is in Boulder. Her father died several years ago, and after she moved to Colorado for her health, her mother md a sister also went there to live. She ha a brother in the University of Colorado. One of her brothers, Jo- J soph V.miams. was married about three weeks ago. MRS. JAKE STEHR DIES. Pioneer, 71, Succumbs to Grip on 51st Wedding Anniversary. Mrs. Jake Stehr died N'ew Year's Day at her home in Oran after a long illness with grip. It was the fifty first anniversary of her wedding. She was 71 years old. Mrs. Stehr is survived by her hus band, four" sons and two daughters. The sons are George, Jake, Dave and Leo Stehr, and the daughters are Mrs. Otto Ha'.tr and Mrs. Srherer, both of Oran. The funeral was held Sunday and she was buried in Oran Sunday. Zoologist Thinks Cape Col lection Should Contain Vanishing Animals. WANTS BIRDS AND NATIVE FISH. TOO Expert Urges City Not To Con sider Monkeys For Inmates Of Park. That a Zoo in the proposed new City Park may be made to show not only the animal life of Southeast Missouri as it is today, but also as it was a few years ago when several creatures ran wild that virtually have been ex terminated, is the opinion of Profes sor H. L. Roberts, head of the zoolog ical department at the Normal School. A collection of animals that woido illustrate the old and new Southeast Missouri's wild life could be made within about three years, he declared and the project of getting animals would be one of the smallest part ot the zoo management. Professor Roberts declared he be lieved that the city could get animals for a zoo as soon as announcement was made that the city was ready to receive them and take care of them. "To make the zoo a Southeast Mis couri affair in the beginning and try to get animals living in this natural ha bitat, would mean economy and sim plicity of taking care of them," Pro fessor Roberts explained. "In the first place, it would be a great educational feature to have c collection of animals indigenous to this region. Few people know what are all the animals that live in this part of the country, and a collection would open their eyes. "Then wc would bogin to revive some of the animals that have been exterminated in this section, we would have an interesting zoo. 'Such a feature alone would greatly enhance the value of our park to the city, I believe, ar.d I am convinced that the maintenance of such an institution would be at smaM cost to the city." Since the propo-al to have a zoo in the City Park first was made, several months ago, the sentiment in its fa vor has been gaining strength. Mayor Kage has given the proposition his en dorsement and has announced that he intends to see the scherzo carried out in the now park if it is possible. Professor Roberts has had consid erable experience with work cf that character and made a statement to The Tribune concerning features that he believes it would be well to embody in the proposition. In the list of different animals that Professor Roberts named as being indigenous to this part of the Mis sissippi River Valley, he suggested about two dozen, many of which are not seen here any more owing to the fart that hunters have driven them out completely. First among the animals that he suggested is the deer. All that would be neccessary to keep deer in the park would be to see that they were prop erly fenced in with an enclosure at least ten feet high. A black or cinnaman bear which could be obtained in Southeast Mis souri or Northern Arkansas, could be chained and kept. Many of the others he named would have to be caged in stout cages. The following is a list of animals that could be obtained for a city zoo: wolves, foxes, coyotes, minks, wild cats, raccoons, opossums, skunks, prairie dogs, pocket gophers, musk- rats, woodchucks, squirrels, ground squirrels, gray and fox squirrels, bea vers, rabbits, porcupines, and badgers. Professor Roberts declared that from what he has seen of the stables and buildings at the fairgrounds, they could be altered with little expense to convert them into suitable quarters for a zoo. Because the animals that have been named are native to this climate, little special housing would have to be done, and if ever the zoo became strong enough to take in other regions, spec ial warm houses could be provided. Professor Roberts discussed the proposition of having the customary cage of monkeys in the zoo and ad vised against an effort to introduce monkeys into Cape Giradeau. They are the hardest animals to maintain satisfactorily and they are hard to obtain, he said. He also said that it would be extremely difficult to obtain another of the favorite speci mens in zoos, namely, the bison or American buffalo. Years ago, the prairies were filled with herds of buffalo, but they have been driven out and now, Professor Roberts declared he doubts if there are many more than 100 m the entire Special to the Tribune. South Bend., Ind., Dec. .'10. Her.ry Muessel, general manager of the Muessel Brewing Company, and his chauffeur, Frank Chrobot, were in stantly killed by two masked robbers, who attempted to loot the safe in the brewery here late this afternoon. Wil liam Muessel, l." years old, a son of the brewer was shot in the abdomen by the robbers, and it is feared he was mortallv wounded. Max J. Koeck, president of th? Cape Brewery & Ice Company, of this ;ity, and Charles H. Overstolz, treas urer of the company, formerly were associated with the slain South Bend brewer. Mr. Overstolz war. for more than a year the brewer in Mr. Mues sel'? plant and Mr. Kcrck affiliated with the brewery in an official capac :ty, also. Mr. Overstolz stated last night that the dead brewer's wealth was estimated at more than ? 1,000, ')00. He was comparatively a young man. COLBERT AND LONKEINNE WERE ON BEST OF TERMS NT. H. Colbert yesterday denied the report that he and U. J. Lonheinne had not been on friendly terms during the last few years. Mr. Lonheinne, who died at the Terminal hotel Thurs day morning-, was known as the foster father of Mr. Colbert, who is employed by the Morrison Ice & Fuel Company. Mr. Colbert stated yesterday that he had never been formally adopted by the late farmer, although Mr. Lon heinne had treated him as a son. "We loved each other as much ax -on and father," said Colbert last night. "I spent my idle hours at his bedside and 1 was with him when he passed away. After he became se riously ill I spent every night with him. He took me into his home when t was but two years old and he treated me like a father always. "The report that I had deserted him is untrue. I left the farm and came to the Capo to work with his knowl edge and consent. I only left the farm one year ago. He has been ill most of the time since then and spent several months in the hospital here. I spent my Sundays with him and gave him every assistance that I could. I don't know for certain that he did not will me a part of his estate. All the information I have is the reports that are in circulation." HAS POCKET PICKED OF 533. Machinist from St. Louis Complains to Police Savs Woman Did Job. A man who said his name was Pres ton M. Buckey of St. Louis, living tem porarily in the Cape while he works as a machinist at the Frisco shops, yes terday complained to the police that he had been robbed of a wallet con taining .$".". He sa:d he had met a woman on South Middle street who picked his pocket. Subsequently, he said, the woman's daughter had returned a 510 bill to him, saying she had found it. United States. Those are scattered about in zoological parks and in the Yellowstone National park. Professor Roberts urged also that after the zoo once is placed on a going basis that the display of Southeast Missouri animal life be extended fur ther and both an aquarium and an av iary be established that will illustrate the fish and bird life of this region. The aquarium would be most easily maintained, he said, the project re quiring but a few pools provided with running water, ar.d the aviary, cages. The pools of the aquarium would contain many different kinds of fishes ill to be found in streams around this part of the state. He named the fol lowing as specimens: all the different cat fishes, sturgeon, shovel fish, buf falo, carp, bass, sun fishes, red-horse, gold fish, darters, minnows, frogs and salamander. In an aviary, the pea-fowl would make a splendid specimen and the wild pigeon and great auk, which used to inhabit this region, could be brought back from places where they now are found. There are many other native birds that could be obtained for such a place, he said. "The wild life of Southeast Mis souri, the animals, the birds, the fishes, and the plants are going and that is one reason why it would be a good thing to preserve them, in a zoo and park like we are going to have," the professor said. "I beieve that a zoo of this sort will aid in arousir-j interest in the protec tion of our wild life and lead to the prevention of the extermination of the things that now seem to be doomed." Tells Chicago Newspaper Reporter He Might Make A Confession. WIFE HAS SENT HIM HIS CLOTHES, HE SAYS Statements Made In Two Days Are Conflicting He May Be Prosecuted. Developments in the mystery that still surrounds the disappearance of .Mike E. Sullivan, expert electrician of the Public Utilities Company, after he had left a "suicide plant" are ex pected within a few days, following the discovery that Sullivan has been working in Chicago and that communi cation was established between him and persons in the Cape. Sullivan declared, according to a dis patch fri.m Chicago, that he may tell the whole story of why he loft the Cape and tried to leave the Impression that he had leaped into the river. He was forced to change his .story when the facts were learned that he has received clothing from his wife since he has been in Chicago. He first told a correspondent for The Tribune that he had not written to his wife and did not know if he would. It was '.earned through the letter hat his landlady, Mrs. William De- v.ne, ot .No. a r.ast r.ne street, ni cago, wrote to friends in the Cape that Sullivan had received the package of clothing from his wife and that she had corresponded with him. The letter also said that W. J. Bar ricks, the candy maker employed at the I. Ben Milier factory, had called to see Sullivan at his place in Chicago and had left him some letters and Christina- cards. It was told in Chi cago that the communications he re ceived through this chan.enl were Christmas greetings. The police in Chicago still were in vestigating the case, seeking to learn the reason for Sullivan's abandonment of his wife. It was in connection with this probe that Sullivan indicated that he might make a clean breast of the story. The only way in which Sullivan could be forced to return to the Cape to face those who are said to be his creditors would be on the complaint of hh wife for his abandonment of her. Mrs. Sullivan has the right to go be fore a prosecuting attorney to swear to an information declaring he has abandoned her. Under a warrant is sued on such information Sullivan could be prosecuted only for a misde meanor. The penalties that may be attached, if he were convicted, are a tine of $50 to $1,000, imprisonment for not more than a year or both. Another feature that has been re vealed since Sullivan disappeared leav ing a suicide note for A. M. Tinsley, local manager cf the Utilities Com pany, and others, is that a writ of attachment for Sullivan's household effects obtained for Tinsley was with drawn on the day he was supposed to have leaped into the river. Tinsley sent an attorney to obtain the attachment which was issued on Tinsleys presentations to the court. This subsequently was withdrawn, re leasing their furniture, which Sulli van's wife had stored when she visited the Caue after his disappearance. FROEMSDORF-CONLEY NUP TIALS HELD IN JACKSON Cape County Couple Will R. side with Bridegroom's Mother, Three Miles West of Jackson on Farm. Miss Bertha Froemsdorf and Hugh Conley were married by Rev. L. K. Jenkins of the Methodist Church in Jackson Sunday afternoon. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Froemsdorf, who lives three miles west of Jackson on the Jackson gravel road, and young Conley is a son of Mrs. Marian Conley, who resides on a farm adjoining that of the Froems dorfs. The couple will live for a while at the home of Mrs. Conley. Friends of the bridal couple Sunday evening gath ered at the Froemsdorf home for a a wedding celebration and reception. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Norvell and family; William Creibaum and family of north of the Cape, Charles Chappel and family of the Cape; Jake Graden and family; Mrs. Marian Conley; Richard Conley, Ed ward Conley and family and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meier. A N. Ellis yesterday came up from Sikeston on a business trip to the Cape. ' I Clerk of the Common Pleas Court, D. A. Nichols, former Chief of Police rr.d Cane Girardeauan kr.own over the tate, late e.-,terday afternoon was tn-hd from his home iu 140 South El 1s : tr-'t to St. Francis hospital for ar ops -rat ion to save his life. It i. ;.i.rd nop than an lr'. to perform the operation and following the completion of the surgeon's work. Mr. Nichols passed a crisis in his ill ness. At an early hour this morning, it rn said at the hospital that his con dition wa-; slightly improving, al though the physicians and surgeons in cnarge oi ine va.se siateu last nignt - ; e . 1 . i . 11." 1 .. ' that he i.- in an exceedingly critical condition. Mr. Nichols has been ill at his homo since last Thursday, when he was taken home from his olf.ee in the courthouse whoiv he was found in a dazed condition. Nichols the next day told a reporter for The Tribune of an altercation that lie had with Tom Juii'-n. postmaster elect ar.d Democrat'c politician, over court fees. The altercation occurred immediately before Nichols was found alone in hi.: office in a conelitiem that necessitating taking him to his home by automo bile. He had been suffering with a cold and a slight attack of grip. Follow ing his prostration over the court house rumpus, Nichols slowly began to regain his .strength. He left hi.: d for meal and moved about til; house considerably. The tir.-t part of this week, how ever, he had a high fever and was confined closely to his bed. Wednesday a bn-ak for the worse came in his condition and Wednesday afternoon his life was saved only aft er a long tight by Dr. Paul R. Wil liams, who was summoned by Mr. Nichols' wif? to aid her in lighting an attack of asthma. The doctor arrived wh. n Mr. Nichols was lighting hard for breath and his death was narrowly averted at thai time. The asth.na cont'nued to tror.b'e him yesterday morning and indications of hardening the art ries becanu apparent. To this complicated condition was added yesterday afternoon a contrac tion of the canal leading from his bladder, which necessitated an im mediate operation. Mr. Nichols is 71 years old and la.-t n'ght the physicians in charge of his case at the hosnita! declared that the complication of ma lades with which he is suffering may bring the end at anv time. BRIDGES DRESSES AS A SCHOOL GIRL Legislator Wears Corset and Blonde Wig to Mask Ball Given By Yeomen. In spite of the inclement weather, masked ball given under the auspices of the Yeomen in Anderson hall, on Good Hope street, last night, was a pronounced success. More than one hundred people ap peared in costume and danced uniden tified until the old year died and 1 'J 1 6 was born. There were many sjtccta tors without masks, who went to the ball for a glimpse at the merry-makers and remained until the entertainment was over. Capt. Harry W. Bridges was awarded the first prize for his creation. He impersonated a school girl. He wore a short skirt, white stocking with red stripes. His bulging hips made the corset th? most disagreeable feature of his make-up. Capt. Bridges wore a brind'e waist with low neck and short sleeves ruzz mai grew nom m.s t.u.s uuw. j made it apparent that the person hid-j .i r u:. ii.... den beneath the costume was no larfy His large picture hat sat well on hi? wine- nf inii M-ViirVi VimJ hffn nhrnreHl. ilia.-, . oy a monue wig. I Th Legislator appeared in tne nan earh - ?h evening and took part in the lit-.-' . His identity puz zled the crow i. S .. V- captured a partner and they wee.' ' ugh a fas waltz, but Capt. Bridges wa.; hanging on the ropes at the close of the first round. The brief intermission afforded him ample time to recover his wind, and he sallied forth for a two step, pick ing up a dancing mate when he got into the ring. The punishment began to wear on him during this round, and when hn went to his corner he was tugging at his corset, which had slipped as he was getting a running start. Effort were made to reveal his This Is The Day When New Year's Resolutions Go Into Effect. BUSINESS MEN ARE BUSY KEEPING PLEDGES Promises Range From Soup To Nuts, But All Are Now In Effect. Cape Girar-'eauans will bepin .-training themselves today to live up to the follies cf !f16. or the newest batch of j f.v,- Year's resolution-. Manv an nounced ia-t night that they contm timing over the traditicr. i! i'Yank Kimrr.c-I. i f au brumme I. or.ion ing and horse swapper, has but or.e change to make in the resolutions that he adopted one year ago today. lie resolved to get married, but he muffed a few opportunities, and now he is de termined to steer through this year i'i noble bachelorhood. In other word.--, he wouldn't get ir.arried if he cr.uM. A. M. Tinsley: "I wouldn't sinn a note for President Wilson in lflt'. 1 was sii-c,"i last year." Charles II. Overstolz: "111 not eat more tb:vi four lobsters at one sitt'ng during the year, unless I miss a meal." Mike K. Sullivan: "I'll never jump into the Mississippi river in 101C. Th water is too cold." Clay Lutz: "I'll do iust like I did last year. I'm for pea'-e, but when ever they think I wear a blind bridle, just watch to see who wins at the i show-down." La'Aierc Miiler, the Haarig wag on maker, declared Iv was not going to turn over a "new leaf" for the new yea'-, because lv had reac hed the end of his vear bonk ar.d it will h- two days In-fore book stor".-; will be op-n so thai he may obta'r: another one, and as a ce-nsequ nee he is willing to let his affairs get along the !e-st way tr?y may without having troubled with resolutions "rv-.v leaves." Judge Wilier, dean of the Justice of tlie Peace in Cape Cou:t. n-plied to th'1 ciuerv conre-n'i,jr his proposed new e'eparuire in the conduct of hi life as follows: "Nothing! I'n e'f e i anything.' k p oa .in. t tin ing. I had av-K going to swear wa ge-;."g to try to v ay I have been do b -i- ries- this Decem- h-.-r than ever hi -fore ir.d I want it to keep on that way." Mayer Ka.re echoed Judge Willer's statement: "What am 1 going to swear off on? Noth'ng! I haven't any habits I want to jiive up," the executive replied. "I intend to keep right on going te bed arly, yes. by :1" o'clock if I can, and gettinp- up at ". "I cut out smoking l." years ago and I don't intend t indulge in any foolish privations ju.-t because it's the first of the jear." Charley Cofer: "Sipping soda water wiil bo a thing of the past for me. I have gone to the fountain once too often." Leon llammi: "I am all done with buying silk shirts. I have been marked as a dude in this town long enough. I intend to be a 'regular guy for the rest of my life." Nick Wei'er: "I have decided to b" careful to whom I .-ell my patent nut crackers." Harry Alexander: "I have decided it's no use in my trying to avoid the income tax collector. I have resolved to make a full return to I'ncle Sam and kick in with my taxes." Judge Orrc n Wi'son: "For the con venience of my clientele, I have reso luted not to take any charges of venue to Jackson." Benson C. Hardesty: "I have re solved not to attempt anything this vear that I will be unable to finish." Maj. Giboney Houck: "'Every little movement has a meaning all its own,' vi, my j.j0Ran A o Dempsev: i ani determined lo remain neutral on the European var no matter what pressure may be ... . .... .... brought to Dear, wni.e l nave aiwavs ultr.ired the Kaiser, King George is a personal friend of mine." A. R. Zoelsman: "Same old pro Tram for me. Seven evenings out "ach week and a new girl each even mg. W. H. Bohnsack Jr.: "I have resolv ed to see that the Cape gets a County Fair next fall." Charles Blattner: "I have resolved to make myself satisfied with living :n the city. I love the country, but ity life is a necessity." "dentity, but the Captain refused to h'sclose the secret. There were some resent who claimed to have recog nized his form, but he stated that this 'Iaim did him an injustice because his clothing had demoralized his figure.