Monday, October 13, 2008

A Notice Of H.G.D. Barklage's Death

Herman G.D. Barklage, who had been the Treasurer of the old Empire Club for the past fourteen years, and who in years gone by guarded first base for that organization, died yesterday of consumption. His death has caused sincere grief among the fraternity. All members of the Empre Club are requested to attend a special meeting to be held this evening at Squire Walton's office, 407 Morgan street, at 7:30, to take suitable action in regard to the sad occurrence. The meeting is called by Clay Sexton.

-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, March 3, 1878

Barklage was one of the original members of the Empire Club and, as stated in the article, a long-time officer of the club. While it's obvious, based on this information, that the club was still in existence, there is nothing here that proves the club fielded a nine in 1878.

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