Fred Baumhoff and Reappointment as PM by TR
to of at of of in in BAUMH0FF CHEERFUL OVER CHANCES OF REAPPOINTMENT. Postmaster Spends Part of Afternooa in Consultation "With Doctor Boyd, Waltlnc for a. Verdict. Frederick W. Baumhoff. Postmaster, whose term of office expired yesterday, appeared appeared to be in uncommonly good humor, and, while ho declined te discuss the probabilities probabilities or possibilities of his reappointment, reappointment, his manner was expressive of considerable considerable hope. For a part of the afternoon he was In consultation with the Reverend Doctor W. W. Boyd, who recently returned from Washington, where he. laid before the President President a mass of evldence,ln defense of the charges that have been" made against the Postmaster. Doctor Boyd also appeared to feel that the official would be fully vindicated by a reappointment, though there was nothing te add to what has already been said on the subject. The report that the President would not make an appointment to the St. Louis post-mastership post-mastership for some time was suid by the friends of Mr. Baumhoff to mean that points may now be tn his zavor. "It is admitted." said one. "that prejudice prejudice against Mb Baumhoff -because of the charges was at first very strong. Doctor Boya had an uphill fight against this state of affairs. Perhaps it had been practically decided that another man would get the office. "This delay probably means that the evidence evidence of the defense has at least broken up those plans and Mr. Baumhoff has a, good fighting chance. First Assistant Postmaster Postmaster General Wynne departed for Washington Washington last night with more evidence In Mr. Baumhoff's favor, and it is probable that to-day the Postmaster and Doctor Boyd are supplementing former testimony." Mr. Baumhoff cheertully stated that the matter is now In the hands of the proper officials at Washington and he is simply waiting for a verdict. POST-OFFICF MATTER RESTS. President Will Xot Take Up Baumhoff Case for Some Days. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Washington. Jan. 26 Representative Bar-tholdt Bar-tholdt returned from New York to-day. He did not see the President In regard to the St- Louis Post Office, as tbe latter was preparing! to go to Canton and would not be able to decide the matter for some days at least. There Is no change In the matter, and It is impossible to ascertain when a decision will be reached.