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! 5PATCH 7 O'Clock Edition O'CLOCK AMD ROLLING STONES Don't gather moss but who cares for moss anyway? If you really want anything, buy it through the Want Columns of the Post-Dispatch. ANNA DREYER SUSPENDED FOR "CONSPIRACY" Postmaster-General Payne Says Only Reason for Disciplining Her "Was That She Made Complaints Against Her Superior, Postmaster Baumhoff HER CASE TO BE DECIDED REGARDLESS OF CHANGE Civil Service Commissioner Says Justice Will Be Done Young Woman x Who Was Virtually Discharged by Retiring Head of Postoffice. Special to the Post-Dispatch. WASHINGTON. Nov. 11. Commissioner of Civil Service Cooley said this morning: "We do not expect a letter from Postmaster Baumhoff until thia morning. We did not hbar from him. He will have-time to answer before giving up his office, and we assume that he will. "Our Interest, however. Is in the young lary who is suspended from the service and who cannot find out why. When the rere-sentative of the Post-Dispatch brought this to my attention, I sent a brief note to Postmaster Baumhoff asking him to explain to the commission why Miss Dreyer was under suspension. The not was a formal request, "Under the law It is part of the business of the commission to know these things. When our records do not show the reasons we go to those who should know. In thia instance it is Mr. Baumhoff. "The change in postmasters will make no difference as to our position. For the young lady, we will find out why she is under suspension. The postmaster at St- Louis, be he Mr. Baumhoff or Mr. Wyman, must tell us that, and when we are informed we will make the reasons public "There can be no secrecy or evasion It must be made absolutely clear. VJifi'4 law "lch creates this com-missic not act as a Juoge. We are empowered fo insist that no one shall be dismissed from the classified service of the government without sufficient reason We are also empowered to determine when a reason assigned by a superior is sufficient cause for dismissal from the public service. "For instance, we can say that gambling is a sufficient reason for belug uismissed from a position of trust, and we recently did say in a noted case that belonging to a labor union was not a sufficient reason. Publicity Gives , Employe Protection. "But we cannot go back of the reasons assigned by an official and determine whether the reasons assigned are supported by fact or whether the cause for dismissal is supported by a truthful statement. The law stops us this side or such an inquiry, "But we do give the employe the protec tion of publicity. If a person is dismissed the superior must give ua the reason. Vv hen it is given we make it public if the reason is not true and does the person damage relief may be had in the courts. "In certain cases, if it was shown to the department that false reasons were wilfully given, this commission would report the facts to heads of aepartmenta and the offending official would be dealt with in that W"The case of Miss Dreyer has Just this relation tp the commission. Outside of this, it belongs to the postoffice department." A treasury official states that the charges which were made against Miss Dreyer In connection with the St. Louis subtreasury employe have been withdrawn and will not be permitted to appear again. Mr. Cooley said that the civil service commission would not let that affect the case. All the treasury officials interested absolutely refuse to discuss the case. Mr. Wilkie, who made the investigation and report is not here. The informant of the Post-Disfjatch says that he examined the records some time ago and knew that the charges had been withdrawn and the papers extracted. - Payne Prompted Dreyer Dismissal. "The Dreyer case is now up to the civil service commission," said Postmaster-General Payne to the Post-Dispatch correspondent today. "The same may be said of others under suspension. I do not care to say what this department will do until I know what the civil service commission does. "When I heard that the civil service commission had made inquiries in the Dreyer case 1 directed Mr. aunhoff to cah attention of the commission to the fact that she wtth others had been suspenaed by order of the department. "About that order 1 wish to say this-There was nothing in the report of Civil (Service Commissioner Foulke which In any way reitected on the girls good name. The toulke report indicated to me that there was an tutort on the part of certain persons to foice Mr Baumlioit out of the office. The report showed that Miss Dreyer and others were implicated In that effort conspiracy, if you piAse. 'She was temporarily suspended because it appeared that she was involved with others In this effort against her superior. If Baumhoff was to remain in office it was not right to ask him to have these under him. It was contrary to good discipline.- "There waa nothing more to the act. It was directed by tne department upon the information gained from the Foulke report. I did it myself. The question of reinstatement will coma up by applications of suspended employes for their old places or through request of the civil service commission. If the postmaster deems It for the good of the service he can reinstate one or ail. If he deems It otheiwlse he ran refuse to do ao. Or he can tsk instructions from the department. I am sure I do not known what course be will take." Krom another postal official it waa learned that the new St. I,ouls postmaster would be expected to Inform himself as to the contents of the Fouike report, in so far ss it related to the;" suspended employes, tie also can mke an Investigation on his own account. It is expected that he wiil handle the matter promptly and gel it out of the way. Mrs. Taylor Recovers Bonds. In .... oru-r mitred at the request of the ,t"t. l.oul Union Trust Co.. Judge Hough ' of the circuit court has ordered the m;J depuai ed by Edward M Taymr as a trust fund for hut wife. Mr. Clara Taylor, transferred to her account. The money was the prjctr""1 of the sale of bond owned by lira. Taylor and sold after she waa con fined in 1st. Vincent insane asyiuiu. 7 VOL. 5C, NO. 82. SUCCEEDS JUDGE FERRIS ON CIRCUIT BENCH. Moses Sale. MOSES SALE GETS VACANT JUDGESHIP Gov. Dockery Makes Appointment Urged by Leading Members cf St. Louis Bar. FERRISS EXPOSITION COUNSEL Advance Notice of Intention Enabled the Executive to Make Up His Mind. Special to the Post Dispatch. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 11. Gov. Dockery this morning appointed Moses N. Sale circuit Judge for St. Louis to succeed Circuit Judge Ferriss, who has been appointed general counsel for the World's Fair to succeed James L. Blair. Gov. Dockery received the resignation of Judge Ferriss as circuit Judge this morning and immediately appointed Mr. Sale to fill the vacancy on the circuit bench of St. Louis. The Governor, however, had been previously notified that the resignation wtuld come and had made up his mind to select Ait. Sale. Mr. Sale was strongly indorsed for the appointment by Judges Thayer and Adams of the United States court and by Judge Valllant and Gar.tt of the Missouri supreme court and a host of other good citizens, says the Governor. DAY OF PRAISE AND PRAYER Gov. Dockery Asks the People of Mis souri to Observe November 26. Special to the Post-Dispatch. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 11. Gov Dockery this morning Issued his Thanks giving proclamation as follows: "State of Missouri, Executive Department. "Responsive to a well-established and ap propriate custom, the Pres'dent gf the United States has designated Thursday, Nov. 26. 1903. as a day of praise and prayer. It is a beautiful custom. All Mlssourtans should observe it. During the 12 months past the varied interests of this progressive commonwealth have prospered greatly. Established industries have been enlarged and strengthened, and new fields of enterprise developed. For blessings so abundantly bestowed the people should return devout thanks to Almighty God. "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of Missouri, done at office in the c'ty of Jefferson, this 11th day of November. A. I. 1903. "A. M. DOCKERY." Bv the governor: SAM B. COOK. Secretary of State. SHADES DF NIGHT BRING COLD Next 24 Hours Will Bring Coldest Weather That Has Been Seen Here This Season. The coldest weather of the season is expected to reach St. Louis Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. It Is expected to be the climax of the cold wave which, predicted Tuesday for Wednesdp , mado itself felt Wednes- . day morning about i r 7'3ii crTvwine in in tensity during the day. The forecast reads: "Fair tonight and Thursday. Colder tonight, warmer, Thursday. Minimum temperature will be about 30 degrees Wednesday night. High west winds. diminishing nd becoming south erly Thursday." i ne coldest previous reading of the season has been 33 degrees. The weather bureau officials predict that the temperature Wednesday night i will go nt least 3 degrees below that mark, . but that the weather generally will be sat-j isfactory to those who dislike dampness. but are not averse to a few shivers. The highest temperature reached Tuesday night was 63 degrees. At 7 o'clock the reading waa 46 degrees, with an almost Immediate fall. Guessing Company Knocked Out. LINCOLN. Neb.. Nov. 11. Attornev-len- ! eral Prout has rendered an opinion against I the St. Lculs Fair Guessing o . , ,1,11- ins. rseb.. concetti, and upon --f ice (he state banking board has refused to It-rintt tin- company to transact business. The opinion Is t-o sweenlng as t.i over all guessing concerns operstlrfg on this plan. Accused of Taking Overcoat. John Oreb of 2U DeKaib street had to go to a funeral and left his overcoat with William AUtls, 51 years old. who lives at 2X17 ?otith Third street. Wdnesdav Adcla was held by the police on the charge of having stolen Greb coat. Posr l Q ) THE ONLY ST. L,Obla EVENING xNEWShu . a iilE ASSO-hl l'Jtr,aS DISPATCHES. TWELVE PAGES. ST. LOUIS, WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER ELLIS WAiNWRIGHT PORTER S CHER AMI St. Louis Boodler Fugitive Entertains American Ambassador in That Swift Automobile. LEAVES PARIS? NE JAMAIS! Le Figaro Tells Why Wealthy Visitor ; Is Wanted in Those Etats Unis dAmerique. Newspaper clippings received in St. Louis from Paris, France, say that Ellis Waln-wrigh-t, the fugitive St. Louis millionaire under Indictment on the charge of bribery In the Suburban Railroad boodle deal, has become a close as-sociate of Ambassador Porter, representative of the Urlyd States government In the French republic Letters received by a St. Louis business man also tell of the very friendly relationship 'between Wainwright and the ambassador. According to the Paris newspapers. Ambassador Porter was the guest of honor at a brilliant dinner given by Wainwright two weeks ago. The two are said to take automobile drives together frequently. In view of the anticipated efforts of the state of Missouri, through the national government, to secure the return of Wainwright. this newest development In his affairs deeply interests the prosecutors. The dinner was held at the Grande Hotel, Condle, Chantilly. near Paris. Covers were laid for Ambassador Porter, Wainwright, a man whose name was not given, and two ladles. Following the dinner these five made a six-hour run in Walnwright's auto car to Mont St. Michel. The French people appear to have a ver sion entirely their own of Wainwright's St. Louis connections. The Figaro, after referring to Mr. Wain wright as an elegant gentleman of great wealth, says tTiat the object of the pending new treaty between France and the United States is to force Mr. Wainwright to return to the states that he may aid in carrying on the plans of the Universal Exposition. He is so charmed with the climate and people of France that he has no desire to return to America, adds the Figaro. LITTAUErTcTtHE PRESIDENT. Will Appeal to Congress If Executive Doesn't Reopen Case. WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. Representative Littauer of New York today renewed his request on President Roosevelt for a re opening of his glove contest case in the department of Justice. It is understood to be Mr. LIttauer's in tention. in the event of his failure to induce the President and attorney-general to reopen his case, to appeal to Congress for an investigation or tne case, it la Intimated that he may exercise his right to discuss tne case on tne noor or the House. balowtbe THE GRANDJURY Report of the Cole County Inquisitors Will Be Made Friday or Saturday. JEFFERSON CITY, Nov. 11. Evelyn B. Baldwin, the explorer, who was financed on his expedition to the north pole a few years ago by Wm. F. Ztcgler of the $20,-000.000 baking powder trust of New York, arrived here last night from New York and was probably the most important witness before the grandjury today. Bn'.dwin was summoned here by Attorney-General Crow, and was closeted with him for two hours this morning. It Is believed Mr. Baldwin told Mr. Crow and the grandjury of the relations existing between D. J. Keliey. the legislative agent of the baking powder trust, who Is now a fugitive in Canada, and Win. F. Ziegler, who owns 75 per cent of the trust's stock. W. D. Mahaney of St. Louis was also another Important witness before the grand-Jury here today. He was connected with the get-rich-quick concerns and was wanted by the attorney-general to tell the grandjury what he know of Senator Jewell's record on the senate committee that investigated these concerns, it being reported that J1000 was asked for a report from that committee. Mahaney some lime ago Ignored a subpena from the grandjury and was attached and placed under bond to appear before that body here this week. He came before Judge Hazell this morning jand the Judge, without any comments, told ;hlm to go to General Oow and that whatever arrangements he made with that offi cial concerning tne contempt would be satisfactory. The other witnesses before the grandjury this morning were Representative Howard Lindsay and Arthur Phgnmn I of Kansas City. Joe 15. Shelbv of Lafav-lette County and George J. Stamrfli of (Vie ! County and Senator John Bradley of St. . Francois County. The grandjury will rot make a report of 'Its findings until next Fridiv end posslhlv not until Saturday, at which time it will have concluded its work, as its statutory existence will ceise on that oe should Judge Hazell desire to prosecute the in vest I (ration further he will have to either continue this jrrandjurv or call a new one for the reeTilar November term f the circuit court which convenes here next Monday. JO HARNESS THE OHIO FALLS. Widener-Elkins Syndicate Will Spend $2,000,000 for Power Plant. LOLtSVILLE. Ky Nov. 11. At the conclusion of a conference between capitalists, representing Widener-Elkins interedts nnd Major George M. Derbv. chief yt.tr. ;el,;'nTr for lhis dlslf'Ct. ft is announced tun iian ior namessing the falls of the Ohio to generate power for a vast plant, win be favorably recommended to the war department. The capitalists representing the Wldener-Elkins Interests have for the past three months had engineers busv drawing up these iilans. These nlana were riti,1.ri by Major Derby, United States engineer, at me emirerence lonay. t-na. after the meet-Ins, h r. I If . T It V 1 nr.-.......,. 1 . L. . . Derby would give a partial endorsement or mem to tne war department. It was learned that if the final consent of the government is -ecured, the capitalists will spend I2.OO0.OI0 for their initial power plant. Temneratures in Various Cities. At 7 a. lb the temiwnitur' In rarioua cities waa: New York ' 4; Bnston. 41; KilUitrlpal- WjhUitoti. -36- Chicago, ,Vi; Ulsoesr- ClBcUmtl, M, St. Letua, 4. BLAIR fiESTIGTI WAITS ON CHECKS Judge Taylor Will Decide Whether Grandjury Can Bring Papers Before Them. ROBERT'S NAME ON THEM Said at Circuit Attorney's Office That Robert Had No Knowledge of Signature. The grandjury awaits the action of Judge Taylor in the circuit court before proceeding with the Blair investigation. Judge Taylor will pass, Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning, upon the question of the grandjury's right to issue subpena duces tecum against James E. Brock, secretary of the Mississippi Valley Trust Co., compelling him to appear before the grandjury with two checks in which Blair figured. One of these papers is said to be a check for J37iX). made payable to James R. Gray, united States commissioner, and signed "E. S. Robert, James L. Blair." The check was drawn on May 8, 1002, and is said to represent a loan to Mr. Gray from the Blow estate, of which Blair and Mr. Robert were co-trustees. The other check sought by the grandjury is said to represent the settle ment as made by Mr. Gray. It is understood at the circuit attorney's office that Trustee Robert signed no such check and knows nothfner of its existence uierK uray said to the Post-Dispatch that he had given the details of his transaction with James L. Blair and Edward S. Robert to the grandjury as mlnutelv as he wait able from memory. . borne time ago." said Mr. Gray, "I borrowed some money from Mr. Blair and Mr. Robert. I understood that it was of a fund they held in common. "I paid the Interest and about or over a year ago paid the principal. This deal was through the Mississippi Valley Trust Co.. and thev have the papers, which will have to show for themselves others details of the transaction." Ttrerkenrirlcre .Tones, first vice-president. nnd C w. Mnrth. assistant secretary of the Mississippi Valley Trust Co.. were snbpenaed to appear Derore tne granojury Wednesday atternoon. BLAIR'S CONDITION CRITICAL AS RESULT OF HIS FALL. The condition of James L- Blair is criti cal. Frequent resort to stimulants Is had by the physicians In charge of him at the Mullanphy hospital. Mr. Blair suffers greatly from the wound sustained on the back of his head at the time of his fall down the stone steps at Stancole. A great discolored contusion of the scalp has beem in evidence ever since, and severe pains In the head have afflicted him. There has never oeen a aouot in tne mind of his physician that a concussion of the brain was caused by this fall; and while it has been relieved to a considerable extent, its ill effects have continued. This injury and Mr. Blair's deranged nervous condition have mado it Impossible for him to take sufficient nourishment. Hli only food has been sma.ll quantities of 1 quids taken at intervals. KRATZlllD TO PENITENTIAR Friends' Efforts to Secure Him More Liberty Results in Loss of That He Had. BY C. C. RIDER, Rtoff f!nrrisTinnrtVTit nf tri Pist-TYis- patch. GUADALAJARA, Mexico. Nov. It- Charles Kratz was removed during the night from his comfortable apartments In the palace to the Jalisco penitentiary, where he was confined after his first arrest IS months ago. The removal of Kratz from the palace was made at the request of the federal authorities and is 'regarde as an answer to the friends of Kratz who have been endeavoring to secure for him permission to go on the streets accompanied by gen-d'arme- These efforts became known to United States officials who objected to such liberty for Kratz, and made further statements wliich resulted in removal to the penitentiary. , Sheriff Dickmann departed for the City of Mexico this morning in response to a telegram from Chief of Detectives Desmond, received yesterday afternoon, asking him to come at once. The sheriff will arrive at the capital Thursday morning. He said before departing that he beleved he was summoned to sign certain papers In connection with the extradition of Kratz, the fugitive St. Louis boodler. The extradition papers are thought to have reached the Cny of Mexico from Washington yesterday. Sheriff Dickmann exrects thern to reach Guadalajara Friday nittrning. He and Chief Desmond will return to Guadalajara at the same time Xo await the disposition of the case. NOT PETRIFIED MAN. THEY SAY And Men Who Paid $3500 for It Sue for Money. ASHEVILLE. N". C. Nov. 11. The Pristine Petrified Phenomenon Co. of Ashe-vllle. which Is composed of well-known business men of this city, has filed suit In Justice Warden's court to recover 13500. the sum paid for a "petrified man" alleged to have been found on land of A. W. Sitton of Henderson County. "Hie petrified body- was brought to Ashevlue last April for exhibition purposes by Mr. Sitton. The local capitalists, believing that the "phenomenon" would prove a money maker, organised stock company and bought It. Recently some of the stockholders became doubtful of the genuineness of the petrified one, and, as a result. It Is now alleged that the "phenomenon" is not a petrified man. but Is composed only of Portland cement. Cornell Alumni Banquet. The members of the Cornell University Alumni Association will hold their an jual banquet and election of officers at the University Club Friday evening. Nov. 13. Judge Franklin Ferris, the newly-np-poiuted World's Fair counsel, will presjde as toastmaster. Pof. T. F. Crane, professor of romance And languages at Cornell University will h the guest of honor Hesponses wiil be mide by Oeorge J. Tan- vuillfi Brown. 1 11. 1903. PRIPPfl" uuuide THIS WOMAN THOUGHT WAS UNDECEIVED TWO WIVES URGE THAT HUSBAND Failing to Get Money She Demanded, Philadelphia Woman Informs St. Louis Girl of Deceit Practiced on Her by Fred Hausmann. Mrs. Frederick Hausmann No.. 1 stated Wednesday morning that if her husband had acceded to her demands for a cash payment of $500 for the support of herself and their son, she would not have made their marriage known to Mrs. Hausmann No. 2. She said, further, that Hausmann agreed to make the payment, but that instead of keeping his promise he disappeared through the back door of the place where he was employed. Whereupon Mrs. Hausmann No. I hurried at once to the home of , Mrs. Hausmann No. 3. at 1304 South Ninth street, displayed her marriage license and photographs of her living son end dead daughter, tid told the whole story. Since then Mrs. Hausmann No. 2 has been the ally of Mrs. Hausmann No. 1 in the search for Hausmann, for whom they want a warrant. They have not been able to find him. They have heard that he was In the neighborhood of his South Ninth street home Monday night, with his mustache shaved off. But neither the women nor M. Mueller, the big brother of Mrs. Hausmann No. 2 has seen him since Sunday afternoon, when they caught a fleeting glimpse of him. Mrs. Hausmann No. 1 says she Is going back to Philadelphia if the search for Hausmann, which the two women are Ftill continuing, does not result In his discovery within the next day or two. Mrs. Hausmann No. 2 says she will ask for an annulment of the marriage ceremony which was celebrated between them on Aug. 16, 1902. "After that I don't care," she says. "He can go back to Philadelphia or anywhere else." Two Agree to Wait His Return. The second Mrs. Hausmann. who wa Miss Julia Mueller before her supposed marriage to Hausmann. has given up her fiat, and w.111 go to live with her brother at Trudeau and South Third streets. She does not in the least dispute the claims of Mrs Hausmann No. L She accepts at their face value the marriage certificate and the SHOT HER HUSBAND AS HE SLUMBERED Woman Killed Him When He Con- aA-anoVJ A. f" 1 T . v sented to Send Her to Insane Asylum. DOVER, Del., Nov. 11. Mrs. Edith Jackson Hollls, a member of an Influential Camden family, murdered h-r husband. Dela-day T" noilla' by BhootlnS" him early to- Hollle waa asleep In a chair when his wife placed the revolver to his head and shot him. iMft night the husband consented to his wif being sent to an ssvlum for the insane, and the wife believed from that moment that her husband had turnnd gainst her. Mrs. Hollia wns committed to Jail until a Jury passes upon her sanity. MOB llFyCTpTSTARVE AURORA. Mo.. Nov. ll.-Frank Smith, a ntgro. tabbed an Austrian In the back at the tunnel on the new White river railroad south of here. He was captured by a gang of .Austrian who tied him to a tree In the mountains, leaving him there with the Intention of starring him to death A party of hunters from Aurora found him after four days and released him He waa In a critical condition and unable to walk. He was placed in Jail at Galena, Stone County. None of the Austrian hare been arrested. A report from Galena Is to the effect that Smith is dying and thf v gang of negroes from a railroad camp t mlies north of the tunnel Is on the w o he tunnel for reTenje, 8t Louis, One Cent. St. Louie. Two Cents, HERSELF A WIFE; B? FELLOW SUFFERER BE PUNISHED photographs of the two Hausmann chil dren. It was agreed that when Hausman came home, if he did come, the second Mrs. Hausmann should detain him until he could be arrested. But when Haus mann came home it was for only a few moments, men he disappeared. Sunday he was at the house again, but when the second Mrs. Hausmann's big orotser came for an afternoon visit, Hausmann left hurriedly. Monday he did not go to the house out in. the evening he was in the neigh borhood. with his mustache shaved off. Since then he has not been seen in the vicinity. The two women went to the Four Courts for a warrant and were told that one would be issued if they could find tne man. Hausmann came direct to St. Louis from Philadelphia after his desertion o his. wife and has lived here nearly eight years, ine second Mrs. Hausmann ias oeen in America only about lour years, Went for Coat, Never Returned. Mrs. Hausmann No. 1, who is now 31 years old, pretty despite her suffering, and not bitter in ner speech excent to the ex tent of the expression of a desire to mete out ininishment of a legal kind to the ma who deserted her and his children, came to St. Louis baturday after her seven vears Bearch had ended with the discovery that her husband was here. She had learned of his presence here and his marriage to Mrs. Hausmann No. 2 through the police, ho had declared in their report of their investigations that Hausmann could not be the man whom she was seeking, as he denied that he knew her or her children, and had a wife in St. Louis. Within two hours after her arrival. Mrs. Hausmann No. 1 had located and Interviewed her husband at his place of employment. 736 Chouteau avenue. Hausmann admitted that the recognition was mutual. Mrs. Hausmann No. 1 demanded that he pay her $500. with which sum she said she would educate her boy. She promised, if the sum were paid her. to say nothing to the second Mrs. Hausmann. but to return to Philadelphia and quietly secure a divorce. Hausmann. she says, promised to pay her the money, although Mrs. Hausmann No. 2 declares that he has not such a sum. All he asked was that he be allowed, to step into a back room and get hi coat. Mrs. Hausmann sat down t await his return. She does not know whether he got Us coat or not. But at any rate he did not return, and after she had waited for two hours she found that he had left without undue ceremony by way of the back door. CRUSHED BY CAR; BOY NOT WORRIED "111 Get Well, You Bet." Says Little I T T Leroy Brown on Regaining Consciousness. A fractured rkull, broken thigh and broken arm cause 9-year-oid Leroy Brown no great alarm. He doesn't even upbraid the men who unavoldedly ran him down with a street car. He Is devoting himself to his determination to get well. Lying on his bed of pain at the Mullanphy H'-sj.ital. Wednesday morning, shortly after regaining the consciousness which had deserted him many hours before. LeiOy looked up and ssldi "You needn't worry about me. I'm not hurt much and I'm going to get well, too. You can bet on that." Leroy was struck by a Suburban car at Cemetery avenue and Green Lea place Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses say that he ran In front of the car unexpectedly and that the motorman could not have averted the accident. The boy lives at tUs Iee place. Spitting Charge Dismissed. Judge tipauiding found extenuating circumstances In the admitted condition of Thoa. Komes and Joseph Sherhey, Wisrld a Fair workmen, and refused to fine them Wednesday morning for expectorating on the floor of a Delmar avenue car. The charge waa made by Charles H. Bets, conductor on the car. who said the men had continued to spit after he had warned Uttwn to cease. The men denied (bat they had done any spitting at all. HI HAL EDITION Markets. Financial News. Pag3 II j COURT RULES OUT 4 COUNTS IN FRAUD TRIAL Judge Adams Sustains, in Part, the Demurrer of the Defense Forgery Will Not Be Allowed in the Charges. fc , . TWO COUNTS HOLD IN EACH OF NINE INDICTMENTS Charges Admitted Are Aiding and Abetting in Fraudulent Naturalization and Securing Fraudulent Certificates Three Indictments Dismissed. Judge Adams' ruling upon the demurrer filed in behalf of the defense and argued by Judge Krurn. who urged that all the counts In all the Indictments charging fraudulent naturalization against Thomas E. Barrett, John Dolau and Policeman Frank Garrett, made clear the following Issues upon which the case will go to the Jury: 1. The guilt r lonoeeoce of the de fendants may lie determined only by the fifth and ninth counts In the various Indictments. These counts apeelfy that Dnlan, Barrett nnd Garrett aided and abetted In securing false naturalisation certificate nnd that further they attainted In unlaw fatly obtaining citizenship papers. 2. All of those ronntn In which the charge la mode that the prlnelpala (the men who were naturalised through the papera In question beld forged certificates nre dlnniWoed, na the court nHsent-Ing to the contention of Jodare K mm de-elded no evidence to support them wan offered by the government. S. Those averment of the Indictments containing the ehnrge that the eltlsen-ahlp papers were procured by frnud In view of the fnct that It wan shown at the trial that the applicant had never gone to the Coort of Appeals nre ruled oat. There could be no frnnd practiced. Judge Adams held, aave against thin or aome other court acting aa the agenc of the t'nlted States government In Ibe naturalisation of aliens. With tbene propositions disponed of Judge Adnma then ordered a dlnminnat of indictment IVon. 4012. 41)13 nnd 4026. In etch of these indictments the principals named failed to appear In court, and on this ground the court said he would Instruct the Jury to return a verdict f not gu'ity. Tho defense construed Judge Adams rul-Irgs in the light of a temporary victory, but District Attorney Norton! stated that the court's decision was no surprise to the govemn.mt. "There still remains." he said, "the body of the offense. This charge of forgery is only eliminated In so far as it pertains t the principals who held the forged certifi cates. Testimony as to the forgeries com mitted will be considered In determlr.lnf the weight to be given the other counts." At 12:30 court took a recess until 2 o'clock when testimony for the defense will begin. The maximum punishment on each count and the nine Indictments make the etghteen counts in all 5 years in the penitentiary. The lowest is two years, so that a conviction on the points to be determined by the Jury would mean a long sentence for Barrett, Dolan and Garrett. MORROW AND BARRETT'S TRIAL SET FOR NOV. 23. The trial of Al Morrow, stenographer to Gov. Dockery, and Thomas E. Barrett, charged with naturalization fraud, was set for Monday, Nov. 23, upon motion by United States District Attorney Dyer with the assent of Attorneys Krum and Fred Lehman, representing the two defendants. Joseph Gilllck, a brick manufacturer of 9S0C South Broadway, Carondelet. la said to have turned state's evidence and to be the chief witness for the government In the coming trial. NO CRIME TO BE A DELEGATE Judge Ferriss Checks Objections ta Boodle Witness in a Civil Trial. An abrupt halt In the examination of Otto Schumacher, former member of the House of Delegates and witness In a law suit, was called by Judge Ferris of Circuit Court No. 4 Wednesday morning, who announced that he had been a member of the Municipal Assembly and that it wa no crime. Christian A. Wlndmuller. nn attorney sued Henry Bcherf of Sit Market street, principal stockholder In the West Enl Height Amustmert Co.. and secured JudK men! for IliW, with Interest at C per cent. Schumacher wan a witness for the defendant, having been a stockholder In the Amusement oomwiny. holding IS share. Bthumacher testified that fcfter he aa "in trouble" Bcherf bought Ms Interest. The trouble referred to wm Schumacher's arrest and Imprisonment on the chars: of bribery, and the court nns ljr ruled against the line of questioning by tiu plaintiff's attorneys. LABOrVS HANDS ACROSS SEA. British Representatives Want to Sea One Universal Ucioa. BOSTON. Nov. H-WiHUm Mullen and James O'Urady. fratrmsl dVl-gts frra Or-at Britain. ma5" addreos-s bef r tin convention of the American Federation v( Latior Unlay. Mr. o Orady mad an arnt plea that the representative nt labor, both In Ara- ic.t and tCnglund join hand in one jr t universal body of jrgnued labor. Th" ugsentkn was retailed irotongnl cheers. I

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