Henry Lucas says his last trip was entirely in the interest of the association and that he made no effort to engage a single player while away. His park is nearly graded and the space for the diamond is being sodded. Just as soon as the grading is completed the field will be sown with blue grass seed and the cinder path will be laid out and built. He left last night for the East, his objective point being Philadelphia, where the Union Association meets to perfect its organization on Tuesday. Before going he dropped an intimation that sensational developments may be expected within a few days.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, December 16, 1883