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ST.tOHiS POST-DISPATCH THIiRSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1, 192L ST LOUIS POST-DISPATCH1 o o GRAND J Dl FRANCOS TELL KIDNAPING STORY Father and Son, Who Was Abducted, Go Before Inquisitorial Body to Give Testimony. EVIDENCE RELIED ON TO INDICT BULLARO Parent and Son Questioned j at Circuit Attorney's Office to Gauge Qualifications as Witnesses. Constantino Pi Franco of 5256 Wilson avenue, appeared before the grand jury this afternoon with, his on, Dominick, 7 years old, who was abducted Nov. 14 while on his way to the Shaw School, and was found Tuesday nlffht at 141 OA North Eleventh street. It waa eald at the Circuit Attorney' office that the grand jury ih'.t afternoon also probably would start an investigation of the kidnaping-of Vincent Castelli. 5 -year-old son ol Vito Castelli, 4551 Laclede avenue. The Castelli boy was found Tuesday afternoon at 1424 Blair avenue, after having been missing since Nor. IT. Boys Are Questioned. Di Franco and his son, Dominick, and Fred Russo, 7 years old, who witnessed the kidnaping:, were at the Circuit Attorney's office yesterday afternoon and were questioned by Assistant Circuit Attorney Parker, mainly for the purpose of gauging; their intelligence and Qualifications as witnesses. Their testimony is relied upon to j Indict Vincenzo Bullaro, in whr-se 1 custody the Pi Franco boy was found. In a confession to the police Bullaro admitted he kidnaped the boy in an effort to extort $1000 trom the boy's father. One reason for deferring a grand Jury investigation in the Castelli case is that the police are still looking for Frank Bruindo on information that he had a hand in the kidnaping. Frank Palermo, in whose custody the Castelli boy was found, has said that a police picture of Bruindo resembles the man' who left the boy at the Palermo home. Although he had persistently denied receipt of threatening letters before or after the kidnaping, or receipt of letters demanding ransom after the kidnaping, Di Franco did receive eight euch letters, the texts of which he made public yesterday. Seven were delivered to his home by mail before the kidnaping of his son and one after it. Letter Sent to Truckman. The first three were, posted in Past St. Louis and the others in St. Louis. One letter was sent to Paul Castello. a truck driver employed by Dl Fran co, ana all the others were sent to Di Franco. The letters, in order of were as follows: May 3. Pear Sir Constantino: receipt, 1921. We let you know thatwe need $6000 and you must send it as soon as possible. That's all. May 9. 1921. Sir Constantino: In writing you the second letter we let you know we are not fooling and are serious to send the $6000 at peril of your life. Don't Inform the police because you will pass a bad quarter of an hour. Also try to do it as quick as possible. It will be better for you. Enough, enough! May 15. 1921. With this present we notify you that we addressed two letters to you and you make like you cannot hear, as we see no results at all. So be careful. This will be the last letter we send you. So the present calls for your decision, otherwise you will meet some of ur bad ones for a short time. Enough. May 25, 1921. address the fourth letter to tell you that your indifference compels us to harm you and the pres-nt calls for your resolution. Come to an agreement or prepare for ath. Do as you like. June 21. lar Sir Paul Castelli (mls-Pelling for Castello) With present we ask you not to work with Di Vanco from today, otherwise your lf will be in peril. You better take advantage of this letter and v your life. Oood-by, good-by. July 10. 1921. Dearest Friend: We pray you to send us $S000 at the peril of j your life, otherwise we send you I up Lke a balloon. See that we I on't have to write any more and " Xu d'm't do this you and your Property will be destroyed. So J plae come through, friend, wlth- ut doing anything else. Good-v lt0,,-b'- P" your duty. It is tter for you. July 14. 1921. V have aaked you to send us the $000 and that we want. You I fl0I't want to har anything yet. n1 lf you don't understand we fclU make you understand. This 7s ' Ust on w w151 make. you don't come to us we URY HEARS will fall . you and make you Porto Rican Congressmen Come to Get Gov.' Reily's Scalp r wliSil f-"i Mp? Secnnrl frnm lft in th front row " " , : . as described by Reily, "the big tend his course. to the ground. That is all. You will understand what I say. Goodby, goodby. .The letter demanding $50,009 ransom was received by Pi Franco the day after his boy was kidnaped. As translated for the police it read: Dear Friend: We have done this to kidnap your boy because we want money. You don't have to look around very much. We want $50,000. So look out for your life. We are waiting for you and in case jou talk too much and also to the law you will be destroyed. And we sign. There was no signature. In the mail yesterday afternoon Di Franco received a letter postmarked S:30 p. m. Tuesday, more than an hour after his boy was found. The writer said the boy was in Chicago and would be returned if Di Franco would pay $10,000 to a negro boy who would meet him on the King's highway viaduct. This letter is believed to have been the work of a Joker or of someone who had no connection with the kidnaping, but tried to take advantage of it to extort money from Di Franco. BUILDING WORKERS TO VOTE ON 20 PER CENT PAY CUT Continued From paK Oae. suit of the vote of each union will be sent to the Building Trades Council and the Master Builders' Asso ciation and when all the unions have cast their ballots and maue returns, the votes will be counted. The committees of the unions and master builders will meet tomorrow afternoon at the headquarters of the Master Builders' Association in the Century' Building to decide upon the form of the. ballot. Cassidy said the pamphlets with information of the deliberations of the committees should be ready for distribution among tne unions Dy me nrsi oi next week, and that the result of the vote should be known before Jan. 1. Cunliff Addresses Meeting. Cunllfr attended the meeting to get the viewpoint of the union leaders in their meeting, nd he was invited to address tle delegates. He assured the unions that he did not doubt the good faith of the builders who had given him written pledges to start a big building program if costs would be reduced, and said that not more than $2,000,000 of the $15,270,000 pledged would be started unless wages were reduced at least 20 per cent. All crafts e gaged in the building trades, excert bricklayers and plasterers, are affiliated with the- Building Trades Council, and the ballots will be submitted to these two organisations also with the request that they take a vote on the ' proposals. There are about 12,000 members in the building trades unions. At a conference of the Joint Committee of builders and union leaders Tuesday the union men were oppoped to submitting the proposed 20 per cent wage cut to their membership, but said they would rwom-mend a 10 per cent cut from the prevailing basis wage of $1.23 an tijur, which would have reduced waccs of skilled craftsmen from $10 to $9 t day. Cunlifr and the contractors insisted upon 20 per cent, or $S for eight houm' work, and the conference ended without agreement. SUES FOR LOSS OF HER BEAUTY Girl Wants $20,000 IV. 'm Auto Salesman for Acrident. By tha Associated Press. DAVENPORT. Ia., Dec. 1. A $20,000 damage suit for the "destruction of Gertrude Thieleke's J beauty" was filed against A. O. Con ner, East Mollne auto salesman, here yesterday as a result of an auto accident Saturday night, when Miss TV.Ul,V-'a .a Hnrilv flit from I flying glass. ic Antnnin T? Rarr1n nrpcirlpnt '. " ""--vt . boss of the American island PORTO RICANS OBJECT TO OFFICER 'KANSAS .CITY FIRED' Unionists Reveal One Charge Against Governor Treats With Secret Service Head. Special to the Posl-D!spatch. NEW YORK, Dec. 1. An iner-view with the Porto Rican Unionists, headed by Antonio R. Barceio, president of the Porto Rican Senate, who plans to go to Washington to asK. president iiaraing to remove Gov. E. Mont Reily, has revealed that one of the charges against the Governor has to do with Reily's appointment of George S. McClure of Kansas Cley. Reily's home, as chief of the Porto Rican secret service. An investigation of McClure, who receives $3200 a year, with a house and automobile in his new job. has revealed, the delegation declared yesterday, that he was dismissed from the Kansas City police force for incompetency. It is charged by the Porto Ricans that McClure, since Reily's Inauguration as Governor on July 30. 1921, has spent his time as a bodyguard for Reily and in directing espionage against the Unionists,. The delegation has a copy of the Revista de Puerto Rico, said to be a. politically independent . journal, in which appears the following: "He (Gov. Reily) stops at Fajardo and is invited to a banquet at the home of an honorable and refined citizen. The ladies are well dressed and so are the men. But here again he gives an exhibition of his vulgar manners. He takfcs off his coat at the banquet and in his shirt sleeves dines an insult to the ladies present. His practice was followed by eight or ten of his partly, and this uncouth breach of social custom is flaunted in the eyes of the horrified spectators as 'American customs. " Objection is made to the dismissal of ex-Judge J. W. Bonner of Tennessee, auditor of Porto Rico since 1912, when he was appointed by President Taft, and a man highly respected by the Porto Rican people. Reily, it is charged, rut in his place R. T. Kissinger of Kansas City and, having dismissed the assistant auditor, William McCown, who had been in the Government service 6ince the occupation, appointed Kissinger's son in his place. CAMPAIGN FOR VACCINATION Preatitlons Against Smallpox Undertaken In Kansas City. Hy the Antedated PrMi. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Dec. 1. The Jackson County Medicalssociation today started a campaign to make vaccination against smallpox universal in Kansas City. A committee had been appointed to formulate some sort of standard as to Just what constitutes immunity from the disease. Four deaths and five new cases yesterday ended the third month of the smallpox epidemic. During September, October and November 102 persons have died and a total of 284 persons have had smallpox. Kleven persons still were quarantined in their homes last night. 61 were in the isolation ward at General Hospital and 25 in the Old City Hospital, the negro section. The deatn rate nas reacned 35.9 per cent, the highest since the epidemic started. PRiNCE RIDES DOWN WILD BOAR Women Accompany Royal Party, Witnessing First Kill By the Associated Press. JODHPUR, British India. Dec. 1. The Prince of Wales engaged in his first boar hunt at dawn yesterday with five teams of men, each team with four spears. t Many women accompanied the hunting party. Numerous big black boars were found. The Prince obtained hi first kill by riding down his boar and placing a clean and vigorous thrust. rf Y,a Pnrtn P.V.n C,n. 1. - vv " - possession. xvcjiy iiis uccn in BONDS PUT UP IN CRIMINAL CASES IN EGAN'S ASSETS Continued Krom Pace One. by the Public Administrator, will no doubt furnish an interesting angle to the final settlement of the estate, as Doering has informed relatives of Egan that he returned to Egan the $6000 he had borrowed and in connection with which he had given Egan the note. His explanation of the transaction is that when he asked Egan to lend him the money Egan offered him the $6000 without requesting any security. Doering said that he insist ed upon giving his note as a matter of business and that when he returned the money he did not take up the note and Egan, evidently through an oversight, failed to surrender It. Ilad Criminal Record. Doering was sentenced to eerve three years for highway robbery in St. L,ouis in 1910. He served this sentence less time off for good be havior. In 1914 he was sentenced to eerve one year in the workhouse on two counts for picking pockets. Sept. 16, 1915. he was arrested after being chased from 1232 Walton avenue. where a robbery had been commit ted. For this he was convicted Jan 3, 1916, and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary on a burglary and larceny charge. He was serving this sentence ivhen paroled by Gov. Gard ner May 1. 1918. Doering was in charge of the Egan saloon the night that Egn was killed there, although the police were informed that at that time the saloon was being run by a man named Blake. Doering was arrested June 7, 1919, in connection with the ttft of $6000 worth of jewelry from Mr. and Mrs Louis Grollnek, who were held up in their automobile as they were entering the driveway of their home 5568 Waterman avenue. One of the robbers dropped a hat which detectives learned resembled one worn by Doering. When Mrs. Grollnek saw Doering. after his arrest, she fainted. After being revived she said, "Those eyes. I could never forget them. That man was one of the robbers." Later the identification was withdrawn, it being said that Mrs. Grollnek was not certain, and tha prosecution was dropped. Bonds IurcIioscd by Kiruii. v Th bonds mentioned lii the claims against Epstein and the surety company, together with those found in Egan's safety deposit box at the Mercantile Trust Co.. brings tl e total amount of his Liberty Pond holdings, at par value, to $55 -000. Investigation by the Public .Administrator has established tha. the. bonds were purchased by Efcan from reputable financial concerns ol St. Louis. SAYS SMALL SHOPS SIGN UP Joseph J. Streib, business agent of Boilermakers and Helpers' Local. No. 27. told the Post-Dispatch today that a statement in yesterday's issue that the smaller boiler shops of the city were on the open 6hop basis, was incorrect, aa 11 of the small shops, he said, had signed up. recognizing the union and paying the union scale. A strike which had lasted five months was called off Oct. 24. he said, and the nine larger plants were on the open shop basis. The small shops, he said, employed about 100 of the 550 members of the union. The men employed at the email shops two weeks ago voted to accept a 10 per cent reaucuon m at. Man Shot by Marino on Train. By tha Associated Preaa. ELKHART. Ind.. Dec. 1. George Reynolds, 25. of Elkhart, waa shot in a l.g last night by a United States marine guard on New York Central Train No. 43, Chicago bound. it va learned today. Reynolds said he had been to a dxnee at Goshen, 10 miles from here and waa "beating" his way home. Underwood & Underwood Photograph. - , - r ;: j - "vi me majuiuy FdII-y Ui wainingion several aays to ue- 899 MORE PERSONS IN CITY INSTITUTIONS THAN YEAR AGO Increase In Charitable Establish ments Itelleved to Be Due to Unemployment. An increase In the number of in mates of all city institutions, ex cept the Isolation Hospital, as com pared with last year, is shown by a. report issued today by Director Cunliff of the Department of Pub lic Welfare, with the number of persons in the institutions Nov. 22, and on the same day a year be fore. The tabulation is: 1920 1921 63S 250 2612 382 29 207 257 324 311 City Hospital 509 City Hospital No. 2 . . . 206 Sanitarium 2419 Infirmary S65 Isolation Hospital .... 45 Koch Hospital 162 Crty Jail "213 Workhouse 163 Lodging House 20 Total 4112 5011 Increase, 899. The increase in the charitable in utions is believed to be due to un .'ployment, making it more dif- ficufor relatives to keep sick per sons n their homes. As to the jail and vorkhouse, a stricter policy on the part of Judges is believed to account for the increase. C. B. & Q. DECLARES SPECIAL 15 PER CENT CASH DIVIDEND Regular Scmi-Annunl Dividend of 5 Per (nt and Pension Sys- tem Alo Announced. By the Aociated Press. CHICAGO, Dec. 1. Directors of the Chicaeo. Burlinarton & Qulncv .. . . . . jrtanroaa i-o. xoaay oeciarea a etmi- annual dividend of 5 per cent and a special cash dividend of 15 per cent, n t- ii . ,11,1, r.t auiz i ' v -. o & b i-" w - " . .. . i registry uec. n. ine aireciom ibu announced institution of a pension nton Ton 1 Directors o fthe Colorado & soutn- Irectors o fthe Colorado & soutn- a subsidiary company, declared per cent dividend on the first ern. a 2 pe preferred, completing payment of tVio roenilar 4 rer cent annually, a dividend of 4 pel cent on the second preferred and a dividend of 3 per cent on the common stock, all to be paid out of surplus earnings SILK-HATTED ROBBERS HOLD UP NEW YORK CAFE; GET $10,000 rvr Take Money ,1 lusiom -n. ""'.; By tha Associated Prees. NEW YORK, Dec. 1. Siljc-hatted robbers made their appearance last night in New York's society of crime. Four of them walked into a Suffolk street cafe, held up Max Schnur at the point of revolvers and robbed him of $10,000. men. covering the other customer of the place with their gun and threatening to shoot any who followed, they backed out of the door. The robbers escaped in an automobile. Schnur received the money taken from him in payment for a cafe had sold. "TOtKMANr JOBS FOR GROTHE Special to the Poat-D'.snatch. JEFFERSON CITY. Dee. 1. Frank Middleton. State Game and Fish Commissioner, at the suggestion of Gov. Hyde, ha written to John Grothe. his deputy at St. Charles. intimating that Grothe should drop a few of his job In order to have more time for enforcing the game and fth conservation statute. Grothe is Acting Sheriff. Deputy Sheriff. Jailer. Public Welfare Officer and Deputy Game ond Fiah Commissioner. Middleton said Grothe had been charging only for th time actually devoted to the duties of Game and Fish Warden, but that it wa important that more attention be given that department. DESTROYER MAY BE SENT TO RETURN Financier, Reported to Have Sailed on Steamer Paris, Is Wanted for Grand Jury Investigation. SHIP OFFICER TELLS OF ADDRESSING HIM Publicity Director Says He Is in Stateroom of French Liner Taken Under the Name of C. Morris. By the Aasocl&ted Press. WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. The Jus tice Department was understood to day to have asked the Navy Depart ment to send a destroyer to Intercept the French liner Paris and bring back Charles W. Morse of New York who is reported to have left the coun try in the face of a grand jury In vestigation of his ship contracts. It was understood that a naval de stroyer will put to sea from a French port within afew hours t6 intercept the Paris, which left New York last Friday. "T neuner Aitorney-oeneral Daugnerty or any department off! ciais would discuss the reported de parture, it was learned that every agency of the Government would be used in effecting his return to this country. The Justice Department's request for assistance from the Navy Department was understood to be on the theory that the legal questions involved in the return of Morse would be threshed out when he was brought back. Liner May Be Notified. Immediately upon receipt of the report that Morse had left the country the department was understood to have wirelessed the liner Paris to hold Morse for return to America Canvass of the various depart ments of the Government showed that several had been aroused by the reports that Morse had left the country In one official quarter the sugges tion was made that perhaps the shipbuilder sailed under a passport issued some months ago, the time limit of one year on such papers not having expired The Navy Department, up to noon. according to its officials, had not received the request to dispatch a destroyer. There was evidence, how ever, that several of the Cabinet of ficers had been in communication since the sailing of MorBe first waa reported last night Ambassador Jusserand of France called at the State Department shortly after noon and went into conference with Secretary Hughes. It was not disclosed whether the matter of Morse's departure on the Paris, which under international law is French territory, was under discussion. Officials refused to reply to number of questions bearing on the matter, such as how an American destroyer could intercept a vessel flying the French flag and how I More could be compelled to return to this country in view of the lack of legal proceedings against mm State Detartment ornciaia later -- - ..,., . said that Morse had obtained a pass port MVeral months ago and that this paasport presumably waa good I at the time of his sailing. It waa 1 nAint.d ttit Yi rtvrmvr that no naas i v. -. , - . Port is necessary l0r .... ... . '",uus"i ..- ' ' , " ' ,, citizenship is required in virtually all countries before his admittance and the State Department issues pass ports as the most convenient proo of citizenship Morse's Preivener on Liner Admitted by Pnhlieity JW rector, Bt the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 1. Joseph Bourgeois, publicity director of th French line, today confirmed re "SiJ'.T der investigation by Federal author- itles. sailed for Havre. France, last Friday on the liner Paris. He said he .- at th aranewav of the ateamer and personally examined the pas- J porta wnicn riau prni suru .'j Morse. Bourgeolse said that a he had not seen the name "C. W. Morse" on the passenger list, he asked Morse if he was not "C. W. Morse, the shipping man." Morse replied. "Yes. yes." according to Bourgeolse. He said Morae occupied stateroom No. 239, which had been made out to "C. Morris." Member of Morse's family here he would neither confirm nor deny the report that he had sailed. They ald they believed he wa either at Wash ington or New London. Conn. Morae Waa Pardoned After Serving I T-c ft t..YiMir jvntiMi.'e. MORS E TO COUNTRY Charles W. Morse, m-ho had Wn sentenced to a term in the Federal penitentiary at Atlanta for -iolatlon of the banking laws, wa released from that institution in February. 1912. on a pardon Issued by President Taft. after ervlng two year and one month of a 15-year en-tence. Morse later wa quoted in prem dispatches aa saying that he had given a firm of Kouthem attorneys $100,000 and Harry M. Daugherty. now Attorney-General of the United State. $50,000. for their efforta on his behalf In that raw. Daugh-rty ha inre derled th!. II" "aid he had laid the facta about Morae be- V DECREASE SHOWN IN HOMICIDES IN U. S. DURING 1920 Insurance Report Classes Rochester as Safest of 31 Cities St. Louis Seventh. By to Aaaorlated Tra. NEW YORK, Dec. 1. Homicides in the United jUates during 1920 totaled approximately 9000, a decrease of 600 from the 1919, record, according to a computation by Frederick L. Hoffman, third vice president and statistician of thp Prudential Life Insurance Company of America. The figures, made public last night through the Spectator, showed Memphis, Tenn.. still in the lead, with a killing record of 83.4 persons for every 100,000 of population. The safest of 31 cities for which figures were tabulated, was Rochester. N. Y., where the rat wan only 1.3 for every 100,000. In general, the tables show that southern states, with large negro populations, had the highest homicide rate, and that the proportion of negroes slain was from threa and a half to seven times that of whites. Average was slightly in excess of four to on. Tabulations for the period 1913-1919, grouped geographically, showed the New Kngland states to be most law-abiding so far as homicide waa concerned, with a rate of 2.8 for each 100,000. The southern group had the highest rate, 10.8. In the Middle Atlantic states the rate was 15.1; central states, 6.1; Rocky Mountain states, 9.4, and Pacific Coast states 9.2. Of the larger cities. Boston had the lowest rate, 5.1: New York was second, with 5.9. The Chicago rate was 10.3; San Francisco. 7.6; Phlla- elnhla. 6.2: St. Louis. 12.6, and Cleveland, 12.5. MOVE AGAINST 'THEATER COUGHS' By tha Associated Press. PARIS, Dec 1. Paris actors have declided to organize a campaign against the "theater cough." Coughs they say, have a habit of occurring at dramatic moments in the playa and spoiling the effects Intended by the playwrights. - There is little, cause for 75 per cent of the "theater coughs," ac cording to French specialists, who say a moment's concentration when the cough la felt to be coming on will usually prevent it. PACK OF WOLVES ON ISLAND George Bailey, a farmer nea West Alton, St. Charles County, wae in St. Charles yesterday to cialm $10 State bounty on a larg- gra t'mbcr wolf he shot Tuesday on 1 'aneuser Island in the M1h4 sslp; River. Bailey said the wolf was on of a pack that ha been aeen n tb ibland. which 14 thickly covered with timber and underbrush. The wolf ecalp brought in by Pailey bring the total number of bi alpa for which bounty clalrn hi been paid by County Clerk Sand fort in the last month to 10. fore the officials at Washington. Morse's condition was represented to President Taft a being ao preca rious that he could not live for more than a month In prison and a physician of the institution said hla life outside the walls probably would not exceed six year. Immediately upon his release, however. Mrse went to Europe and returned to plunge into buineF. Attorney-General Wickersham, who prosecuted Morse, hfi" been quoted as aaying that Daugherty did nothing in the ca-se that an attorney was not entitled to do. Morse waa sentenced to the Atlanta prison for misapplying the fund of the National Bank of North America in New York. Morae had protested that he had committed no wrong, but had followed practice common to nearly every bunine man of hi time. In 1920, Morse again enco'jnterel a Federal grand Jury, being Indicted on a charge of having unlawfully sold an American vessel, tim John J. McCuIlough, to the Government of Tunis, for half a million dollar. He pleaded not guilty, the indictment wa dimlsed. Morse' rise to promlnenc in the business world wa rapid. While u student at Bowdoln College, In Maine, he showed hi business acumen In defraying hi expense by hiring a boy In his place) a bookkeeper in his father' office, paying the young clerk only part of what he was getting and keeping the rent. will BREAK THE MONOTONY OF THE EVENINGS GO TO THE MOVIES or the THEATRE Look on page 39 in YOUR copy of the Post-Dispatch and see the attractive entertainments offered by St. Louis Best Motion Picture Houses and Theaters ali of the best ones advertise daily in the Post-Dispatch. ALL the worth while programs are Iiited. SENATOR SPENCER HERE - POS MA.STFRSHP Has 300 Indorsements of Goldstein, but Says Latter's Survival Is Not Certain. United States Senator Spancsr came to St. Ioul" last night to re main until Saturday, he said, in ek-. - Ing to learn whom business men and' organization moat affected favored for successor to Colin M. Belph aa Post master. He Interrupted a visit from Clr cult Clerk Nat Goldatttn to read te a reporter from a t last of approximately 00 persons, who, he eald. had writ ten him in support of the candidacy f Goldstein, the names of Featue J. Wade, Edward Whlttaker. W. V. arter, Daniel C. Taylor, Jease Mo- Donald. J. Clarence Taussig. O'Neill Ryan. Mr. Fannie Bonner Price, the Rev. C. C. Stahrnann, the Rev. Tim othy Dempaey, France L. Bishop. R. . Bush. W K. Stanard. C. H. Stlx, I. W. Geller. (lui V. Brecht and " Aaron Waldheim. ' The Senator' attention waa called o a recent resolution of the Minis terial Alliance expressing opposition' o the conalderatlon of Ooldatein for he appointment on the ground of the Lowden campaign fund Incldenta preceding the laat National Repub lican convention. ' 'I have no comment to make," . the Senator Bald, "though 1 am glad o be Informed of the judgment of the alliance." "Of course," he continued, "the ' choice of Postmaster la confined to hose three men who rate highest in ' he civil service examination. When hoae three are certified I expect te ' do What I deem to be the best for the city in whatever recommenda tion I may make. It appear to me now that there will be a large number of men take the examination. Including men of long service In the department. The survival of Goldstein is by no mean certain." The Senator said that one of the men mentioned a a probable can- dAiate In the examination wae George W. Davidson. The Senator ' said Davidson had 20 years' experi ence In the service, but could not recall in what department. He ald that another mnn in the railway mail service, whose name he did not recall, also was a candidate. Davldaon. who resld at 3900A Sullivan avenue, in assigned to thj Fordyce Station, 4030 Eatton ave nue. STATE BAR ASSOCIATION IN SESSION AT KANSAS CITY By tha AssocjataJ Press. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. l.The T Missouri Slate Jlar Association T opened a two-day annual ealon . here today with an address of wel-. come by Newton Wylder. president . of the Kansas City Bar Association.. and the annual addre of Frane.l . M. Curlee of St. louis, president of , i the State association. Curie recounted the failure of a ... number of measure ponored by.:,- the bar association to become law ... at the last regular aeanlon of th Missouri Legislature. A number of .( these measure, he paid, were de-.. signed to simplify court procedure , In Missouri court and expedite Jua- tlce, and they failed of paaaage, ha declared, largely because no one waa ! sufficiently Interested In them to " prea for their passage. The ronventlon adjourned after the morning aesslon to epend an aft ertiooti playing golf, and tonight will listen to an addre by Judge Henry Green of Urbana. 111., a member ot the Constitutional Convention Com- mlttea of Illinois. The Committee " of Constitutional Revlalon In Ml- -aouti appointed by the bar aoola" tlon at It laat annual meeting will a offer a report. After a buslnes e salon tomorrow the association will end It elon a banquet, at which II. V. Fletcher of Chicago. III., chief counsel for the Illinois Central Railroad, and James) Hamilton Ifwl. former t,ntteS-4 States Senator from 'Illinois, will ' apeak. - ? Run Clowe IjmilsJana flank. pr tha A wv-tated Preaa. RHKBVKPOKT. La. Dec. 1. After a run on the institution, reusing heavy withdrawal, following circulation of alarming report, th Lumbermen' Bank and Truet Co. at Derldder, Ia., closed It door X-, terday and I now In charge of the' State banking department. . C. K. Tooke, president, stated today he be- Keyed the bank aolvent. it . ( i I Jj , 3 1 ill! n

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