St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 1916 · Page 3
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Monday, February 28, 1916
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JL r 7 if NEW FRISCO PLAN TO BE FOUGHT BY YOAKUM INTERESTS reorganization Proposed Leaves New York Bankers in Control, Moses N. Sale Says. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1916. ST LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Three of the Society Girls With Star Parts in the Junior League Play This Week VOTING TRUST RETAINED Four Stockholders and Three Bondholders Included in Personnel, Which Is Revised. A revised plan for the reorganization of the Frisco Railroad to take it out of the hands of receivers was made public today In New York by J. & W. Seligrnan c Co. and Jariies Speyer &'C6., hankers, who are the principal bondholders. In the new plan the voting trust which the Missouri Public Service Commission refused to approve in the first plan FUbmitted, is retained, but the personnel of the voting trust is changed to increase the representation of the stockholders to four and decrease the representation of the bondholders to three. It is contended by the promoters of the reorganization that the new voting trust proposed is controlled by the stockholders and not the bondholders, and that the control of the property would thus be in the hands of the stockholders. Yoakum to Oppone Plan. The Yoakum opposition to the reorganization plan, represented in St. Louis I'.y Moses N. Sale, has taken a position of opposition to the new plan. Sale in an interview said the interests represented by him would oppose the new plan because, he said, the control of the road is left in the hands of New York bankers. The voting trustees named in the new plan are Frederic W. Allen, James "VV. Lusk, Charles II. Sabin, James Speyer, Frederick Strauss, Eugene V. R. Thayer and Festus J. "Wade. Of these trustees "Wade, Sabin, Thayer and Lusk are said to represent the stockholders, and the others the bondholders. The principal differences between the new plan, and the plan rejected in part and accepted in part by the Missouri Public Service Commission, are: Reduction of the amount of Income bonds deliverable to the general lien bondholders from $3S,162,000 to $34,692,- 000. The elimination of the conversion privilege of the income bonds, under which. In the old plan, the 5 per cent bonds might be converted into 6 per cent stock. ' An increase in the rate of interest on the income bonds from 5 to u per cent. A reduction of the common stock from $47,700,000 to $43,180,000. Modification of plan to permit the reorganization managers to pledge all the stock as additional security, for a period of five years, for the prior lien bonds, to be issued to the amount. of $200,000,000. The voting power of the stock to be vested in the trustee under the prior lien mortgage. To Receive Less in Stock. Under th new plan holders of stock in tha old Frisco company will receive less in new stock than it was proposed to give them under the first plan submitted. There will be an assessment of $50 a chare on old stock, as was proposed under the first plan. In exchange for this J.jO and each share of old first preferred stock, the holder will receive under the new plan, $50 in prior lien bonds and $100 in new common stock. The first plan proposed to give $50 in bonds and $125 in common stock. For old second preferred stock the new plan proposes to give $50 in prior Hen mortgage bonds and $50 in common Btock. The first plan gave the bonds and $105 in common stock. For old common stock the new plan proposes to give $50 in prior lien bonds and $S2 In common stock. The first plan proposed to give $35 in common stock. Capitalization Not Changed. The capitalization under the new plan is not changed. It is divided, $250,000 prior lien mortgage bonds, $75,000,000 cumulative adjustment bonds, $75,000,000 non-cumulative income bonds, $200,000,000 non-cumulative preferred stock and $250,-000 common stock. Of the prior lien bonds it is planned to issue at once $93,398,500 . in part exchange for existing securities and $23,-000,000 will be sold to a banking syndicate. The initial issue of adjustment bonds will be $40,54S,000, to be used in exchange for existing securities as well as $35,000,000 of the income bonds. Of the new preferred stock $7,000,000 Is to be used to retire existing indebtedness and the remainder reserved. Of the $250,000,000 common. $43,000,000 is to be sold to the purchasing syndicate and $5,-SO0.000 used for existing indebtedness, leaving more than $201,000,000 in the treasury. The cash requirements of the plan are estimated at $25,000,000, and a purchase syndicate is to be formed by Speyer & Co., J. & J. Seligrnan & Co., the Guaranty Trust Co. and Lee, Hig-Kinson & Co., to purchase for that amount $25,000,000 prior lien bonds and $43,000,000 common stock. The announcement of the plan makes no mention of B. K. Yoakum, who was in control of the company at the time of the receivership nor of any of those associates of Yoakum who have co-operated with him in fighting the plans of these reorganization managers. Attorney Sal said stockholders represented by him did, not consider the new plan an improvement on the other. "The New York bankers seek to submit the names of stockholders' representatives on the voting trust," he said. "What right have they to name the men who shall represent us? For instance, they name Charles II. Sabin of the Guaranty Trust Co. as a representative of the stockholders. He hag not one share of stock, nor has his trust company a share of stock. His only interest is that the Guaranty Trust Co. is named as a member of the loan syndicate, which will make several million dollars." i LJAA . , ' 1 I . Will ' w t & -' . , ' v MISSES MARIE CHURCH, MARIE WIGHT AND MARGARET WRIGHT. -Photo by Strauss. FLIRTING CHORUS' GIRLS WILL EACH CARRY A MONKEY Quartet With the Little Animals Is Feature of "Love in a Toy Shop." Four of the most popular girls in St. Louis society, all Junior League members, will figure in the "Flirting Chorus," one of the special numbers of "Love in a Toy Shop," at the Victoria Theater Friday and Saturday evening3 and Saturday matinee for the benefit of the Junior League. Those who have witnessed the rehearsals of the play have named it the "Beauty Chorus," for it comprises Marie Church, Marie Wight, Margaret Wright and Fanny Todd Clark. The suitors are Clarence King, Boyle Rodes, George Knapp and Arthur Hiemenz. Charming costumes are worn by the girls in delicate pastel shades, and a monkey is carried by each girl. About 100 make up the cast, including Will La Beaume, Minnie and Anna Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Huntington Smith. William Crowell and Mrs. Lawrence Post. Tickets are for sale at downtown stores. The proceeds from the play will go to establishing a lunchroom '.n the factory district where wholesome food will be served at cost. BANK CLERK ENDS LIFE AFTER QUARREL WITH SWEETHEART Walker Sharp Drinks Acid When Girl Goes to Theater With Another Man. ESCAPING NEGRO IS SHOT A negro told Policeman Preston Ans-lyn at Jefferson and Franklin avenues at 9:43 o'clock this morning that Albert Kivet, 25 years old, of 19 North Cardinal avenue, another negro, had just assaulted a third negro, and was in a nearby saloon. Anslyn arrested Kivet. Later he jerked loose and ran into an alleyway. Anslyn fired two shots, one taking effect in the negro's right leg. He was taken to the city hospital, where he is held prisoner. NEGRO IS AGAIN REPRIEVED SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 28. Gov. Dunne, today granted another reprieve to Klston Scott, sentenced to hang at Murphysboro on March 10. The reprieve is for 60 days. It was granted following the receipt of a letter from Sheriff White refusing to say how many persons' would attend the hanging. Prevent Relapses of Grip This is the time of year whn those who have had the form of influenza, known aa "the grip," are suffering from the condition in which the disease invariably leaves its victims. Grip leaves the blood thin and this anemia which follows grip is a very stubborn oue in resisting treatment. It must be corrected, however, before any cure can be considered permanent. As long as the blood remains thia there will continue the relapses with which most sufferers from grip are familiar. Warmth and quiei alone give comfort and these not for long at a time. Sleep if restless and dies not refresh the nerves which are alwayH at liigi tension. T:e best ay to correct this aftereffect of the grip is to build up the blood and there is no better blood builder than Dr. Williams' Pink IMlhj. As soon as the revitalized blood courses through the system you are aware of its soothing influence. Gradually the color returns to the- pala cheeks, appetite and digestion improve, and you are on the road to health. Your druESist sells Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, or they will be sent by mall on receipt of price. BO cenls per box. nix boxea $2.60. by, the t)r. Williams STedlcine Co. i.;lienecta1y. N. . Write today for fre booklet. "Building Up the Blood." ADV. Walker Sharp, 24 years old, of 2652 Armand place, a clerk in the German Savings Institution, killed himself by drinking carbolic acid at 9:30 last night at the home of his sweetheart. Miss Clevie Simon, 19 years old, 1947 Wyoming street, after he learned Miss Simon had gone to a picture show with another young man. He had quarreled Friday night with the girl. When Miss Simon returned home about 11:30 last night and learned of Sharp's act she became ill and was unable to make a statement. The young woman's father, Otto Simon, a brewer, opened the door when Sharp knocked last night. The young man asked where Clevie was and wag told she had gone to a picture show with Donald Sharp, no relation to Walker, with whom she had been keeping company at intervals for the last two years. Sharp seemed agitated, Simon said, and Simon told him to wait. Simon went to the dining room to get his coat and returned a moment later and foun 1 Sharp lying on the step. The young man's mouth was badly burned. Simon called an ambulance and he was sent to the city hospital1,"" but was dead when the ambulance arrived there. Mrs. Simon said Sharp had been going with her daughter six months and had shown great jealousy. Busy Bee Bakery Special. Coburg Coffee Cake (nut filled). 15c ea. Slice, Serve for breakfast. Delicious. FLOODS AN AID TO FISHERMEN Farmers whose fields were recently flooded on Missouri Point by the overflow of the Missouri and the Misrissippi rivers have been catching from seven to eight pound fish in the water holes left on their farms. One of the diversions of farm hands and railroad employes in the vicinity is the catching of fish. Some are taken with spears and others with hooks or nets. OVER-WORKED MAN Bank Cashier Almost a Wreck How He Regained Strength. St. Louis peopfe will realize that this is one more link in the wonderful chain of evidence proving that Vinol, our delicious cod liver and iron tonic has no equal to create strength. Mr. Chas A. Ogle, Monrovia, Md., says : "For many years I was a school teacher, then for three years was Deputy Clerk in Frederick County, Md., and for the last three years I have been Cashier of the First National Bank. My nerves got in such a bad condition, and with poor assimilation of food, I was fast becoming a physical and mental wreck. Seeing an advertisement for Vinol I purchased a bottle, and found it to be exactly what I needed. It has not only benefited my nerves, but built me up both mentally and physically, and I want to recommend it to anyone suffering as I did." Try a bottle of Vinol with the understanding that your money will oe returned if it does not help you. Vinol is sold in St. Louis by the Wolff-Wilson Drug Co. and by all other drug stores in St. Louis that display" the Vinol Agency sign. ADV. President's Letter to Stone Stiffens Berlin Attitude Continued From Paer One. prejudice of the President against Germany. The belief prevails, based on London dispatches, that Congress, and behind Congress the American people, are opposed to going to war with Germany to enforce the right of Americans to travel on armed belligerent ships when neutral and American ships are available, but neither hope nor consolation is drawn from that, the impression being that President Wilson may be able to "force his will upon Congress and the people." In Government cire'es much emphasis was laid tonight on what was asserted as an example of the "dictatorial power American Presidents possess, exceeding that of any monarch of a constitutional monarchy." As I cabled two days ago the impression prevails in all responsible quarters and is freely expressed, that the President wants a break with Germany and that Germany must look that possibility squarely m the face. It was reiterated to me tonight that Germany would carry out her policy of treating armed merchantmen as auxiliary warships, as foreshadowed in her memorandum. In some quarters usually well informed there was the intimation that Germany might once more offer America her hand in friendship, with a suggestion for providing ways and means of safe traveling for neutrals, possibly also another warning to neutrals to keep off armed ships, and after having shown the utmost conciliation to the last moment, would then "do her duty to the German people by fighting for the existence of the nation with every weapon and arm at our command, and force the issue if Americans should be so unfortunate as to lose life." Gerard Appear Worried. With one shoulder in bandages, looking rather pale. Ambassador Gerard was at his desk today, evidently worried over ine situation. .tie nas no official information from Washington, PASTORS ASK FOR MASS MEETING ON VICE CONDITIONS Alliance Adopts Report of Committee That Investigated Wine Rooms and Saloons. CAR FIRED BORE EVIDENCE OF FAKE STOCK SHIPMENT Shirt Boxes Contained One Shirt Each and Single Socks in Shoe Cases. The report of a committee of min isters, headed bv the Rev. Dr. John L. Brandt, on vice conditions in St. Louis, which is to the general effect that the lid is off, and that vice is once more rampant, was approved by the Evengel ical Alliance this morning, in its meet ing at the Central Library. The resolution provides that a mass meetiner of civic bodies, to discuss the conditions re ported by the Ministers' Committee, shall be called. A number of the ministers found fault with the report because it did not name individuals who are to be held responsible. Tiie Rev. J. G. Johnson, chairman of the meeting, was one of those who called for names. Dr. Brandt's reply was that the committee had received threatening letters, some of them declaring that church edifices would be blown up if the committee did not cease its activities. W. C. Shupp, of the Anti-Saloon league, told the ministers that, if they had read some of the threatening letters, "written to us by members of th gang we are after," they might not be no insistent on having names given in the report. The Rev. Dr. S. H. Wood-row and the Rev. Clair E. Omes took the same view, and Dr. Woodrow asked that, if any of the ministers wished to take the responsibility of starting prosecutions at the present time, they should stand up, so that they might be appointed a3 a prosecuting committee. No tr.e arose. The Rev. Dr. W. W. King asked for an executive session, that the letters might be read to the ministers, but this rvas iot favored by others, and the ministers then adopted the committ32s report. The secretary of the alliance made a report on a letter written to Gov. Major as to conditions 'regarding the conduct of saloons, and he said the Governor replied that he was responsible for these matters, as he had power to remove the Excise Commissioner at pleasure. The report of Dr. Brandt's committee told of the presence of women in saloons and winerooms, of gambling, of the dispensing of liquor in clubs, and of the presence of women on the streets at night. The blame was placed, in a general way, on the influence of the liquor business, and the liquor support of candidates for office. Text of Report. Following is the report: "Numerous cafes have been investigated that are managed as wineroomj. Many patrons, both men and women, young and old, seen in cafes as early as 9 and 10. No refreshments served. In many cafes women of the underworld are present, soliciting customers, and the places become clearing houses for prostitution. "Dance Halls. Several of these have been investigated. Many young girls present. No introduction required. Dancing and drinking on Saturday night in one of them until twilight on Suday morning. Clubrooms Several of these have come under our investigation where liquor is served in abundance on Sunday. "Gambling Reports have come to our committee of gambling in saloons, club-rooms and rooming houses, where games are played for considerable sums of money. These places have been watched by the committee until the committee believes in the truthfulness of the report. "Saloons Many dramshops are open on Sunday with secret entrances known apparently only to their patrons. Liquor sold to minors. In one case a minor acted as barkeeper. "In some districts the street girls are over-bold on solicitation, even to throwing a cordon of girls across the sidewalk before passing men. In many houses they are seen at doors and windows soliciting patrons. In one district we have the report of prostitution of the most debasing character. "Cabaret singing and dancing. In some halls and cafes this is conducted by girls in semi-nude costumes. In some places the singers move among the customers, singing suggestive songs An investigation by railroad detectives into the attempted burning of a freight car laden with merchandise, which resulted in the arrest at Benton, 111., last Friday, of Meyer Katz and M. Zucker, has disclosed that hundreds of shirt boxes in the car contained only one shirt each, and that hundreds of shoe boxes contained only one pair of cheap socks each. Zucker, who held receipt from the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad for the merchandise, has brought suit for $16,0C0 damages to the stock. - Katz, who is a -merchant at West Frankfort, 111., figured in 1914 in an. ar son case with St. Louisans. lie was indicted here by the Federal grand jury on a charge of conspiring to carry an explosive on a common carrier between St. Louis and Neosho, Mo. Others indicted with him were Sam Mintz, a notorious fence, who was mysteriously shot and killed while the indictments were pending; Abraham N. Fryer and M. Cordelia Ward, a Neosho milliner, whose store It is said was to have been burned. Fryer and Miss Ward later turned State's evidence, and Katz was the only remaining defendant. The Indictment against Katz was quashed upon his attorney's contention that gasoline is not an explosive within the purview of the statute under which the indictment was found. The prosecution contended that Katz had agreed to come to St. Louis and hire a man to set the Neosho store on fire. In the Benton case Katz had leased a room in Benton, for a store to be run by Zucker. They loaded a freight car at West Frankfort for shipment to Ben ton, taking a receipt for the merchandise. Before the car left West Frankfort a switching crew discovered it was in flames. It was taken to a roundhouse tank, where the fire was put out. The car was taken to Benton, where, detectives say, they found one large box filled with hay. In the center of which was a keg supposed to have contained kerosene. A box of overalls, and the hundreds of shirt and shoe boxes, the detectives said, also appeared to have been saturated with oil. Katz and Zucker have been released on bond, pending the action of the Franklin County grand jury. They deny the charges. PRIMARY ELECTION TOMORROW WITHOUT A SINGLE CANDIDATE it win cost ::t )t. i.oui fj.'oo ni " o Ilallot Im i:pcetMl io Be Cant. A primary election in which there Is not a single candidate will be held in East St. Iouis tomorrow, at a cost to the city of $2500. The primary is necessary under the State law and is for the nomination of eight City Council- men, Assessor, Chief Supervisor and 10 j Assistant Supervisors, to be elected in April. The party organizations in East St. Louis do not wish to name their candidates so early. They will ignore the primary, and about a month before the election, if they follow' past custom, make their nominations by petition, 'xhey can do thia by finding new names for their parties. At last year's primary, when a Mayor was to be nominated, only six votes were cast. The Election Commissioners said today they doubted that there would be any votes this year. However, 6o election officials will be on duty in 53 precincts all day, at $3 each. About 35,000 ballots, twice as many as there are voters, had to be printed. TWO SEGREGATION LAWS TO BE VOTED IIDDM TfliUll Uui sun no and at the Foreign Office it was said i that no advices had been received from Count von Bernstorff. Both Government and the public are entirely dependent on the English correspondents at Washington for news, none of which affords any.hope to Germany, lhe impression that President Wilson's letter is a "brusque refusal to negotiate further" is taken also by a large section of the press. Already there is speculation among Americans as to what their status would be in the event of a diplomatic break. There' is wonder if both nations would fulfill the terms of the century-old treaty, which provides there will be no confiscation of private property and gives the citizens of each country nine months to depart. The presumption is that as long as there is no actual war the status between America and Germany would be similar to that between Germany and Italy, where diplomatic relations were broken but there has been no war. Italians are permitted freedom, are not interned and their property and finances are untouched. Tha Kreuzzeitung characterizes President Wilson as "the protector of England." The Taeglisches Rundschau declares the letter is ?'the most brusque conceivable rejection of Germany's offers by America" and contends it leaves no room or chance for further negotiations. It charges that "Wilson wants war with Germany at all costs." Count von Reventlow has written a comparatively quiet editorial, wherein he says the issue resolves itself into the question of the conduct of the submarine war. He finds in the letter proof of his contention that President AVllson was slow to prevent such a thing happening against England. Intelligent Printing? Servlc At Hushes. Central 2491, Main lu& with accompanying movements of the bedy. "Reports have come to your commit- HOSPITAL SHIP REPORTED SUNK BY AUSTRIAN MINE ENDS LIFE, LEAVES CARFARE FOR MESSENGER TO HIS WIFE Polar Wve Xlgtat Watchman Who Drank. Acid Had Been III and Worried About Finance. August Bosold, 50 years old, night watchman at a branch of the Polar Wave Ice and Fuel Co., 4S11 Delmar boulevard, drank acid last night and his body was found in the office of the company about 6 o'clock this morning. He left a note stating that he lived in Maryland Heights and that any conductor on the Creve Coeur line could point out his house. He asked that his wife be notified of his death and enclosed 30 cents in the note to be used for car fare by the person going to see Mrs. Bosold. Fellow employes said that Bosold has been in bad health for several months and was worried about finances. A week ago his father-in-law died in a town in Illinois and Bosold was obliged to borrow the money to enable his wife to attend the funeral. No Deposit Required Prom residence customers for Union Electric Light & Power Co. Service. ROACH FILES FOR GOVERNOR First Candidate to Take Xfccnnary Formal Stp, JEFFERSON CITY, Feb. 2S. Secretary of State Cornelius Roach today filed his formal declaration as a candidate for Governor and deposited the $100 fee as required by law. Roach is the first candidate to file for Governor. , NEW RUSSIAN LOAN APPROVED Mareehlaro Said to Have Gone Down Off Albania Coant With Heavy Lous of Life. LONDON, Feb. 28. The linking of the hospital ship Marechiaro, near San Giovanni di Medua, Albania, is reported in a dispatch from Rome to the Exchange Telegraph Co. The vessel is said to have struck an Austrian mine. It is reported 'there was a heavy loss of life. tee from different persons telling of demoralizing conditions, and pleading for relief. "Letters of threatening character. Several members of your committee have received letters threatening them with bodily harm if the investigation is not discontinued. Some tvent so far as to threaten a bombardment of the churches. "Officers consulted. Both patrolmen and Sergeants have informed us that they are aware of conditions, but it is useless to make arrests, as tliey cannot obtain convictions and only get 'bawled out and humiliated. "The blame is up to the liquor dealers' influence and power in politics and the apparent support of officials at the source of authority, who are seeking office. "Remedy. Election of men to office of known integrity and of temperance principles who have the courage to enforce the laws and cannot be influenced and bribed by the vicious 3nd liquor elements of the city. The employment of a man by existing organizations to give his entire time to this work." TONIGHT Savings Department open Monday nights till 7:30 o'clock NATIONAL BANK Protection for YOUR SAVINGS Third National Bank Broadway and Olive " 1 i 3 Finance Committee of Duma Report on 91,000,000 Ianue. LONDON. Feb. 2S. The Finance Committee of the Russian Duma, presided over by Premier Sturmer, has approved the new war loan for 2,000,000.000 rubles ($1,000,000,000), says Reuter's Petrograd correspondent. The interest rate will be &M per cent. The loan will run for 10 years. One More Stringent Than Other and Ballots May Be Cast For or Against Both. THE DAY IN CONGRESS. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2S. SEX ATE. Resumed debate on Shields water-pow er bill, Senator Husting introducing sub stitute proposed by conservationists. Indian Committee announces work on appropriation bill. , Military Committee continued work on details of army reorganization plan. HOUS3. Ways and Means Committee favorably reported bill to repeal free sugar provision of the tariff law. Navy and Military Committees contin ued at work on national defense program. The polls will open at 6 o'lcoclc tomorrow morning, in all the 474 vottns precincts of the city, for the special eii'ction on the proposed negro segrepa- 1 t tion ordinances, which were submitted to the voters by means of the initiative. The polls will close at 7 p. m. All saloons will be closed for the -4 hours of the election day, beginning at midnight tonight, and clubs will be for- ( bidden to dispense liquor. : Two ordinances, similar in effect, i ; though one is more stringent than tha ether, are to te voted upon. To vot for these ordinances, the voter must scratch "No" at the side of each, T vote against them the must scratch 'Yes." Voters should be careful to vote on both ordinances, as one scratcli will I count only on one ordinance. if The effect of both proposed ordinance ' is to require negroes, in the future, to . locate only in blocks which have a. ma- j Jority of negro residents, and to keep whites from moving into such blocks. 1 Schools, churches and other placet! of .1 assemblage are included In the provl- sions of the proposed ordinances. Un ordinance prohibits negroes from niovini? into any block inhabltted wholly by i whites, the other prohibits negroes from ! moving into a block which has ."3 per ; cent of ivhite residents. If both ma e'-acted, the 75 per cent ordinance, as the more drastic of the two, would supersede the other. Only a Majority Reqnlred. A majority of the votes cast 011 enct a ordinance will decide their adoption or 'ejection. The present revised registration Is 140,010, and because of the widespread interest in the segregation question, the total vote Is expected to ex- ' ceed 100,000, and possibly to reach llO.MXt. Archbishop Glennon today s to the Post-Dispatch a statement in which he said that he personally wnsi opposed to the segregation ordinances.! i The statement follows: 1 "It has come to my notice that som V-Catholics have united under parlpii ' auspices to promote the segregation or- j5 dinances. I wish to state that they ai ' acting not under the head of Catholit- -ity, but as owners of real estate. "I personally believe that the colored people will best succeed within the liru-j of their own race and racial ujsoci.i . tions, but in so far as the teaching of th- Catholic church goes, it does not stan.l for enforced segregation neither rem-dential, educational nor religious." The Socialist Party of St. Louis l.aa adopted a resolution opposing the segregation plan. Letter to II. II. Francln. A copy of a letter sent to David llj Francis, chief owner of the St. Loui Republic, and prospective Ambassador of the United States to Russia, by tha local body of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was furnished to the Post-Dispatch. Th letter is signed by Dr. T. A. Curtis, l negro. It was mailed Friday, and thi morning no answer had been received. In the letter Francis is asked to add hii name to those of Charles Nagel, Mayor Kiel, Selden P. Spencer, Jud Norton! and others, who have protested against the segregation plan as unj;it and un-American. ; i r l- . 1 1 1 ii. t f it Anna Held Loar 940 Italnront. Anna Held, who sang and danced ft the Columbia Theater last w-ek, reported to the police that while she was inu-toring from the theater to the Jefferson Hotel last night she lost a raincoat: valued at $40. : . 1 l : i Cblonist i T Excursions ' 1 1 ' i 1 5 St. Louis - - - 38.10 Memphis - - 38.10 Kansas City - - 32.50 On sale daily, March 25 to April 14, inclusive. Modern Tourist sleepers and chair cars on fast trains take you through in comfort. Personally conducted Tourist sleepers three times a week. - Fred Harvey meal service. Stop-over allowed for side trip to Grand Canyon. Write or can ror aeiau imornmuuii. 5 s I t . it t Jrsi1 Hum,. 4J a-. . . ,.tian lir.nt ' v'sAl Kmlwuv ! irhiini f. U1. C. Phil l tl i . ' !! "5V it I Chicago, for Arizona and Jn JomuIu Vl- 209 N. Till t. ; I ' i ley land folders. Phone, AJull Jlaia lit. JUuiota. iaai .

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