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TRIAL IS CONTINUED
The trials of Police Captain
Mahoney and Lieut. Burns for
neglect rof duty in the (Canadian
bank robbery case. Tvere today
continued until October 7.
The reason for the continuance
was the absence of Lieut Burns,
who went to St. Louis yesterday
to identify Walter Stacey, alias
George West, as one of the men
who beat him up in Sidias' sa
loon. Acting Chief Schuettler wish
ed to have Burns tried anyhow.
but Fire Attorney Michael Sulli
van objected, and obtained the
The trial board today was made
up of Civil Service Commission
ers Lower and Flynn, and Schuet
tler. James Sidias and Attorney
Miles Devine both were present
when the trial was called. After
the continuance was granted they
were taken to Corporation Coun
sel Sexton's office.
St. Louis, Oct. 1. George
West, alias J. Walter Stacey, was
identified in his cell here today
by Police Lieut. Burns of Chicago
as one of the men who beat him
up in Sidias' saloon when he $ried
to make an arrest. West said he
never had seen Burns before.
Following a conference of the
joint committee of the three local
street car unions involved in a
controversy over wages, the exec
utive committee of the union men
went into session with the mayor
try and arrange an arbitration
agreement that would settle thet
It is up to the mayor to induce
Judge Kickham Scanlan to with-i
draw his "resignation as arbiter
for the men. That this was im
perative was indicated when rep- IH
resentatives of the L unions
told the mayor they would refuse
to arbitrate with the companies
unless Judge Scanlan acted.
At the meeting this afternoon'
union officials, Judge Scanlan,
Harvey Fleming, arbiter for the
roads, and officers of the com- ,
panies were present, m the
mayor's office. " v
o o i 4
A candidate for sheriff was go- ,
ing around among the voters sol-1'
iciting their votes, He had a lit-,
tie book with him in which heen
tered the names of the voters he
interviewed and their politics. He'
came to one heavy-ja.wed and big-
fisted man and said: i
"Well, Mr, Jones, I supjpose
that I can count on your support
a"t the election?"
"Now, you can't count on my
support," said Jones. "I'd rather
take poison than vote for a son-of-a-gun
"From the wav vou talk." said
the candidate, as he pulled out his ft
book, I reckon mebby I had bet-
ter put yuu uuwu ju iuc uuuuuui
"I ran across an old acqt
tance the other day.
"Casually, or in your motor
late this afternoon. They were to