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Peter Serritello; rec. sec'y, Mike Ba
rone; treas., Joe Marzano; business
agents, Dave Pacelli, Morris Gerber,
Chas. Pacelli; trustees, Vin. Sarroco,
James Sarrocot G. Altire; and r3r-geant-at-ams,
Lieut.-Gov. BarratO'Hara called
upon the boys and gave a little talk
concerning the newsboys' organiza
tion. o o
BANK HEAD HANDS SIEGEL A
Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 20. James S.
Alexander, president of the National
Bank of Commerce, today gave the
most damaging evidence yet adduced
in the state's fight to send to jail
Henry Siegel, merchant prince,
charged with larceny. It was from
the National Bank of Commerce that
Siegel, on alleged false representa
tions of the condition of his stores,
got the loan on which is based the
larceny indictment against him.
"I first met Siegel in 1913," ex
plained Alexander. "Mr. Howell, one
of our men, was present. Siegel
wanted an additional $100,000 loan.
Howell and I told him we had heard
disquieting rumors about his stores.
Siegel was very indignant.
"We told him we were particularly
anxious about the financial condition
of his Fourteenth Street store, be
cause of $100,000 already owed us
from that establishment. Siegel hotly
denied any troubles. He said the
Fourteenth Street store was making
GIRL ACCUSES MORALS SQUAD
"I will back up my story with wit
nesses the next time I am brought
into court," said Helen Belmont, as
she walked from the Morals Court
yesterday after paying a $25 fine re
turned by a jury against Frances
Haggerman and herself for being in
mates of a disorderly house.
On Oct. 5 the flat was raided and
Whei the girls were brought up be-
1 fore ,the judge they demanded jury
trial. The trial started Tuesday, and
when placed on the witness stand
Miss Belmont testified that she had
been "double-crossed" by the morals
"There was an investigator named
Nelson who often came to visit us
and be entertained," said Miss Bel
mont. "It was understood that we f
were protected by these visits. One "
evening I was surprised by Detectives
Busse and Johnson while entertain
ing a business man. This was after
the raid. The man was terribly
frightened and told, the officers that
he was married and had children.
Busse said, 'Oh, we'll fix that. You
just do as others have done and
come across.' I saw him give $30 to
Both of the officers when placed
on the stand denied this and
Major Funkhouser testilieu how
lawyers representing these girls had
visited him and asked him to "go
easy or we-'ll spill the beans."
The jury deliberated nearly all
night before they arrived at a ver
dict of guilty.
VOTE FINANCIAL AND MORAL
AID TO GLOVE WORKERS
Philadelphia, Nov. 20. American
Federation of Labor voted to extend v
all possible aid, both financial and
moral, to the 8,000 glove workers
who recently walked out at Glovers
ville, N. Y., and to the strikers who
have been waging bitter fights irf the
Colorado coal belt and the copper
regions of Michigan.
The resolution urging this action
also demanded that the federation ft
use its money and influence to secure
the release of Western Federation of
Miners' leaders now Under arrest in
Michigan, charged with conspiracy
in connection with the strike there.
The resolutions committee also re
ported favorably measure for organ
ization of all office clerks la all of the
large dities Of the United States.
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