Base Ball. - A game of base ball, between the married and single members of the Empire Club, will be played to-day, at 2 o'clock, on Gamble Lawn. The occasion is the anniversary of the formation of the Club.
-Missouri Republican, April 16, 1863
Base Ball. - Te anniversary game of base ball, played yesterday by the married and single men of the Empire Club, resulted in the victory of the married men.
-Missouri Republican, April 17, 1863
Base Ball. - The Match Game of Base Ball between the married and single nines of the Empire Club, on Thursday, 16th instant, was won by the former by five runs.
-Missouri Republican, April 19, 1863
On April 25, Mary Louden was arrested. According to Civil War St. Louis, this was "the first in a series of arrests from among the women of Grimes' and Louden's mail smuggling ring." Bruce Nichols, in Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume II, writes the following about Louden's arrest:
Meanwhile, the secret St. Louis war of spies and smugglers continued through the month of April 1863...Union investigators continued their trend of arresting the wives of famous Rebels when they arrested Mary Louden the evening of April 25. Mary's husband Robert acquired notoriety in 1862 as a captive secret Rebel mail carrier and then as an escapee, and at the time of his wife's arrest was still at large. Investigators charged Mary with being a secret Rebel mail carrier like her missing husband, but also with conspiracy, and "abusing Federal officers." Mrs. Louden refused to give parole and was sent first to Gratiot Street Prison, but later to join the other captive ladies at Mrs. McClure's Chestnut Street house. She was banished to the South with Mrs. McClure on May 13.