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-t srilSHg1 &l f TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC 3 Ii Printed in Six Parts: f Four News Sections, Comfa Section and Magazine. WORLD'S 1904 -b1 -A. X -to. ST. LOUIS. MO., SUNDAY. TONE 1. 1902. PEIOE FIVE CENTS. ) NINETY-FQUi&TH yeak. rZIEGENHEIN TO BE SUED FOR MISAPPROPRIATED FUNDS. TTS '-- i (rl.frSfsss-rt mB ' 7 part.. I THE ST 1 I 1-4 PAGES. I - -f---f N- -- LOUIS R&ptnBLIC. ' . l. i i it c ? Is j- in fee K re? AGAINST Legal Proceedings Will Be Begun by Circnit Attorney Within Thirty Days to Recover Interest on Public Funds Diverted to the Hire of Clerks in Former Collector's Office. ACCUSED MAKES A STATEMENT DEFENDING HIS COURSE. 1 i I .TTIlSSsssbi iHKb,'' HglssBssssBBBSBEBBBlRssta UUE&QGriEfnMjjES&ES! ' rffflHfnyrry r'VrffiwifflrffiiMHKlllJMsfflMIOssssHsssssssB FORMER MAYOR HENRY ZIEGENHEIN. Accused by the Grand Jury of having appropriated Interest n publlo moneys to h!3 private account. Circuit Attorney Folk -will Institute pro ceedings In the civil court within thirty days tinder the foregoing statute to recover ,,-vtheJntfrert on publlo moneys drawn by xienryvrueEeriuein irom xne iusj cite xu& i weiioi net ttbs toiiector or. oc uoiii-.. mo ?V amount drawn by Ziegenhein, as detailed la thb.Grand Jury report, wu something- moro than J1J,OO0, bat with Interest to dato would be. bx the neighborhood of $3,000. The Xaf&yotte Bank, whch paid the Interest to Zleeenheln. -will bo involved la -itt Mm Tti. -i. - tytat nn thA t cs ..?i' ... , - ii.t. - vi..i.Hii.i. 'aifl tfiW HW "" tH US 11UU1V Ud .lftCAJCiJ. r-V' . ,ilfenheln -was Collector from 1S3S to 1S38, -when ho iras elected Mayor. c la its report the Grand Jury states that a srosscntion would have been brought "asatest'Zlesrenheln, but It was barred by th statute of limitations, which specifies that .i. i ,..-i, ..i,.. vM-ht slts Z. jss TwrthVcrini; TS Dtatt ft death penally or life Imprison- .1 vi.n)i n. In mu tttA Tirnn fn Ya nrosMruted "V flee from the State. ,Jt the money Is recovered it wiil. in du J ' coun of law, bo turned over to the State. , v tTJi Ia does not specify to what purpos. 'It afcall bs put, but probably It would b g devoted to educational purposes. It would -' be disponed of in exactly the same manner W WV iWI OTMJbU a 1U4WW1 MW teapts in the Suburban bribery cases. Ii?ieea not matter, Mr. Folk says, to wha't'pttrpose the interest on the city's moneys" waa put, the Collector bad no right to draw it end. spend It. If he devoted It to lbs employment of mere collectors, or if bt spent It playing the races, the offense unto' tha law Is tho same, and would en tall tho same punishment. STATEH2ST OF EX-MAYOR HEXRTT ZIEGESUE15. Es-Maycr Ziegenheln, speaking of the charge against him In the Grand Jury re vert, safcl: "lunatics from the April Grand Jury re 'jKirt, published to-day, that it charges of ficial misconduct against me while City t .Collector. I cannot understand why these gentlemen did not have the courage to .etate'&iy name In full In their report. If the facts they allege are true, there cer tainly could have been no objection to Tt&tisgT my name, instead of trymg to evado responsibility by stating 'that a for mer Collector of the city of St. Louts, who was. afterwards Mayor.' I do not think, however, that they have shielded them Jielves from liability, and I believe that jJiey fcavo laid themselves liable to a suit tot UbcL and If they havr I wlU proceed against them. p Tho statement In the report, as a whole, undertakes to charge that I re ceived, something over $13,000 for my own private account. This Is absolutely false, and the Grand Jury knew exactly what I received this money for, end how I re &5rad It. and that It was paid out for the bite service, and that I personally never one cent either directly or lndi- ecUy-Ircm It. T ii .1 ,.lm4 M.a aui... .. . . ii wkfle an officer of this city that I was not n y law and morals entlUed to, and I do not propose to remain under even an ln rinuatioii that I did so, and the impression - intended to be conveyed by this report is absolutely false, and If the statements tktsSiag made are of a positive enough sharavter to attach legal liability, I will cosalt with my attorney and bring such ectiofi.as will give these gentlemen, an op portunity to prove that I ever received o cent oi me cuy-g money uniawiuny. Uf will not be necessary for anyone to ithMt ssir against me to establish that I j tVfc receired any moneys, because- if this - ?sort is opn to a suit for libel, I will -'; Tfmtf theTNSult myself and they can have oP.TXirniiy io eszaoiisn ine xacts in -Tesjami ,IS'lCKIiSX TO -tZiCIXZiK lanE. -'f&Wa7 interview to the newspapers, I ls facts about then trans.ifft!o?iH. r h IK.-. kJ.-i. .. M-k- IssrCrtJector, wblcli I believe was In allowed pcr- r rssr TOm i- num, bus ui coaoie me to prop- hM ' r Swer the duties of the office, I ",pB iresfswav who was Ihea Comptroller of the li lt,-Ba se Eussesiea tnat II I could got s -Use hanii to allow me interest neon deposhs "t&ihmf srcwsalcV b proper and rteht for me HfSLo wf W Interest to pay additional clerk 3 irSpuTl&SPDtfcS. ICtC OffiCQ. itp&rt tai U It would be proper and le- FORMER MAYOR n44a STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. "No person shall be tried, prose cuted or punched for any felony, other than as' specified In the next preceding section, unless an indict ment for such offense be found with in three years after the commission of the offenst." Missouri Statutes, Section 2419. The precedlig section referred to' & I specifies that offenses punishable by f death and life lmnHMnmmt urn al- o wavit nrMn tn r,..Kw.,t,nT, - "- ,... w..i..uwu a o . o H gal for me to do this, and he as Comptroller advised me that) It was perfectly proper, and that It wasjmy duty to do it on ac count of the limited force I then had. I then consulted with the bank officials and . "- v-uuicrung iDgcuier upon wis maer zL'rv? '??-- -, as fast as It acctmuUted to pay for this nddlllnnnl fnrfM fr. Ik PntiutA. n A nn J ve the receipts from the deputies so employed to tho amount cf H3.S72, which Is fJf1"" ?Ur uJSl'JS j tbo jepuue,, -x compelled toTay the I balance out of my own personal money. So j instead of profiting by thl3 transaction I lost about 12)0. "At that tlmo there.was.no License Com missioner and no Excise" Commissioner, and all of tho duties of theso two offices de volved upon the Collector, In addition to tho work and duties now performedby the Collector. The number of deputies then al lowed by law In the Collector's office wa nine less than the present Collector, re lieved of all of these other duties, now has. It costs tho city in addition to these nine deputies in tho Collector's office at present for running the office force of the Excise Commissioner and the License Commiss'on er about JTO.000. It will be seen that In ad dition to the nine deputies and .the office force of the Excise Commissioner and the office force of the Llccnso Commissioner that these two offices havo the entire Metro politan poUce force to assist them in doing the canvassing for dramshops; petitions, li censes of ail characters, they be'ng paid by the Police Department In addition to the foregoing. "It Is apparent from the foregoing state ment of. the number of men and the cost to the city that Is required to perform the duties that the Collector's office, then .per formed that It was absolutely necessary to make sdme provisions for additional depu ties, and Mr. Stevenson, who was then Comptroller, advised me to take this course and I did so. HETAIKED OILY BIS LEGAL COMMISSIONS. "It will be understood that all moneys re ceived by the Collector were taken to the bank by me at the end of the day. which was ofwn as late a S or 9 o'clock, and there deposited. Between 19 and 12 o'clock the following day that money was deposited in the City Treasury, less the commission allowed by law to the Collector. The State and the school tax was required to be de posited Into the proper depositary for the State and'School Fund, and this money was so deposited, less the commission aUowed the City Collector by law. These commis sions were allowed the City Collector to de fray the expenses of his office, and an nually he makes a settlement with the State. City and School funds, paying over to them whatever sum remains of these commissions after defraying the expenses of tne office. "There is no provision of law requiring a Collector to do anything with these com missions, simply to account for them in the manner stated, and so far as the law Is concerned I could have used this money for any purpose I desired, just so I made the proper accounting at the proper time. Instead of having the money lying idle and doing the city no good, and there Is no pro vision by law that this money shall be utilized In any way. Mr. Stevenson and I arranged to have It draw interest, that the city might get the benefit from it. I do not know, personally, that any other Col lector has eer made any effort In this di rection to make this monry serv the pub lic, or has turned over any money earned in this way. If any such has been earned, either by any one who held the office before me or since. It would hae been very easy for the Grand Jury to have obtained all of these facts, which are all matters of record, and I cannot understand why they should maliciously attack m in this way. and take the time to go back fourteen 3-ears and dig up a matter of this kind, which is a plain and simple business trans action, and undertake to place it before the public in an Insinuating way, so as to re flect upon me, and that without even hav ing the courage to give my name, unless It be that In their anxiety to say some thing against me they were fcrccd to the necessity of coloring this matter up In this way. I want to irtve these gentlemen warning now that if there Is any way -un 3fr the law to -punish them for this libel ous attack upon me I propose to see that they are punished.' a r-v mvnn urtiDv -7icrcMuciM ncccwnc UIO PnilDCC - A EA-IYlHIUn ntlini clbUL.lllll.IIi Uki miuu iiiu wwuiimu. "I have never received one cent of money while an officer of this city tint I was not by law and morals entitled to, and I do not proposo to remain under even an insinuation tbat I did so. "Comptroller Stevenson advised me that It would be proper and legal for me, It I could get the bank to allow me interest upon public deposits, to use this Interest to hire additional clerks to do the work of the office, as my force at that time was 4 insufficient. "This interest was used solely to pay for this additional force of clerks, and I have receipts to show that I paid out of my own pocket J3 more than this Interest amounted to, so that I am a loser on the transaction. & & "I want to warn the gentlemen of the Grand Jury that if there is any way un- - der the law to punish them fcr this libelous attack upon me, I propose to see that they are punished." RESULT OF THE GRAND JURY'S St. Louis, May-31, 1901 Honorable 'Walter B. Douglas, Judge Circuit Court, Division No. 8: The April Grand Jury, 1S02; beg leave to submit the following report: We have examined many witnesses on the subject of municipal corruption. The flagrant bribery in the Municipal Assembly that has flourished without hindrance so long, has been made conspicuous by the re port of our predecessors and In court pro ceedings. It would seem Impossible to paint the picture In darker colors, and yet the facts brought out before us have deepened the tones and present an even more In famous blackness. In the course of our inquiry wo have heard from the lips of witnesses the astounding story of corrup tion. The villainous venality among the sworn officers and publlo servants of our city should awaken every good citizen to the urgent necessity of stamping It out by giving more attention to public affairs. Our purpose in this report shall be to state the facts candidly in order tbat the publlo conscience may be thoroughly aroused to the awful plight Into which the city has been plunged, with the hope that united and heroic effort may bring about a remedy and change in these conditions. Jt would not seem possible that men of low, base, sordid, callous natures, criminal Instincts, prurient desires and corrupt motives could be elected to honorable and responsible of fices affecting tho Interests and largely the destinies of a great municipality, yet such have long infested our city in the capacity of legislators. FHACIIISES SECURED THROUGH BRIBERY. Rumors have been current for years as to bribery In the Municipal Assembly In connection with the passage of ordinances. Grand Juries have investigated In times gone by, without result, until many had come to bel'eve the reports untrue- The Inquiries of a, late Grand Jury, however, brought to light one of the most gigantic bribery schemes ever uncovered. A street-railway company in an effort to secure a franchise from the Municipal Assembly had been com pelled to put up J7JJooo for tho House of Delegates, wnicn money was uriu"u ." a. safe-deposit box of a trust company, one key being held by the agent of the railway and the other key by a member of the -Bouse of Delegates, representing the com bine In that body, which amount was to be paid tp the 'members of the combine upon the" passage of the ordinance. There waa bIso placed In a safe-deposit box in another trust company the sum of $60,000, to go to the City Council upon. the passage of tho proposed measure, there being likewise two keys to this box, one held by the represent ative of the railroad -und the other by the agent of the combine in the City Council. By prompt and energetic action this cor Tuptlon fund of $135,000 was caught be tween the lines and is now held subject to the orders of court, as evidence. A num ber of Indictments grew out of this at tempted purchase of a franchise. Two of the defendants have become fugitives from justice, forfeiting large bonds, and are now exiled In a foreign land. Two others have been brought to trial, each case resulting In a convection, one being given three years in tho Penitentiary -and the other two years. Another of the defendants Is still at large In an alien country, where, from present Indications, he will abide for awhile. In the trials the bribe money was pro duced in court, leaving no floubt as to the shocking and startling official debauchery that has been going on. Jt has been developed further that on an other occasion a franchise was procured from the MunlripalAssembly by bribery so scandalous as to be without a parallel. There was placed in escrow in a financial Institution of this city $145,000 to be paid to the members of the Municipal Assembly up"oh the granting of the franchise. The or dinance giving this failed, and a second or dinance was passed under promise of $23J. 000 to the members of. the Assembly, which was afterwards distributed among the com bine members. " LEGISLATORS BRAZENLY ADMIT DISHONESTY. Members of the Municipal Aanembly have come before our body and braxenly admitted that iliey sought Seats In the Assembly for the money they could make by selling their votes, and It Is apparent that this spirit has joTtrnecl for years, and no bill of conseqnence bas passed, nnlesa money Las been paid to secure favour able action. We have carried the Investigation on. and, although we were prepared to some extent, by what has transpired, to hear of official misdoings," we have been amazed at the? vastness of corruption that has been co; mon among members of the Assembly and) other omciais or our city, it seems to have been the highest aim of some officials .to rob the city whenever opportunity offered. They have regarded the holding of office merely as 3 means of making a livelihood easier then they could In private life and have administered the trust reposed In them for private gain and not for public good. ALLEGATIONS AGAINST A FORMER MAYOR. It is in evidence before ns that a former Collector of the city of St. Lonls, who was afterwards Mayor, re ceived interest on public lands for his own private account. The mm no received was something over i:t,OOU, which, with interest to date, would amonnt to about 820,000. Any possi ble criminal charge arising oat of this condact has been barred by the statute of limitations, which, unfor tunately, is three years. A civil ac tion to recover the money, however, can still he brought and, we under stand, will be instituted. The secretary of the late Ma)pr made a practice of selling permits and of extorting money for remittances of fines in criminal eases. A permit to change the front of a building, which. If proper to be granted at all, one Is entitled to is a matter of right, could, as a rule, not be obtained through this official except upon the payment to him. of from $25 to $75 as a gratuity or re ward. A cumber of Instances of such ex actions were shown us. the money going, not Into the coffers of the city, but into the bulging pockets of the Mayor's secre tary or his accessories. A permit to place a switch could only be had upon the pay ment of $3 to a notorious grafter, a city employe and frequenter of the office of. the Mayor's secretary. FORMEB CITY REGISTER'S TEN PER CENT TtAKE-OFF. Witnesses have tcstlfledlTSefore its that tbt former City BcsjUter, who, 3 Bvon THE APRIL GRAND JURY. AUGUST W BENEDICT, second Tics president of the Cupples Wooden Ware Company, Hotel Beers, foreman. GEORGE ANDE. retired. No. 315 Acco xn&c street. WILLIAM A. BAKKR, secretary Hanan-Baker Shoe. Company, No. IZZ2 Pino street. f ALFRED B. CHAItN. treasurer Standard School Book Company. No. &3 Washlnston avenue. GLORGn T COXHEAD. general sere tary Y M C A . No Ell" Vernon av enue. AUGUST KLASINO. grocer. No. 13H Adelaide street. HARRISON H. MERRICK, No. 817 Csbgtnne everoe. ROBERT W MORRISON, president R. o W. Morrison Construction Company, No. &5S3 Maple avenue. O ARTHUR P PVRTRinGE, rallicay supplies, Xo. filSS Cabanno aienue. EBEN a ROBI.NfcON-. president E. C Robinson Lumber Company. No. 4H7 V t Belle place. o JOHN J TAUSSIG, finirclal stent. J. J Taussls. No 3301 Lafayette avenue. JOHN M. 'WULFINC, Olldebaus, Wulf- Ins i. Co . No. 3H8 LorBtcIlow boul-vaxd. S0064H under the law, gave ont contracts for city printing, received, by arrange ment, from the repreNentative of the -parties to whom he gave city print ing, n raLe-off of 10 prr cent on bills. The 10 per cent would be added to the price charged for the printing, and, of coarse, paid for by the city. This rebate of the Register on account of the printing, we believe, amounted to thousands of dollars daring his term. The Charter cf the city provides that no member of the Assembly, or city official, shall be Interested directly or indirectly In city contracts, or In furnishing supplies to the city. The purpose of this provision is manifest, and is intended to prevent the corruption that would necessarily ensue If city officials were allowed to be personally Interested in city contracts. This beneficent law Is. we find, most grossly violated. Among the notable Instances that have come to our attention Is tre case of a grocer, a member of the City Council at present, who, shortly prior to his election, organized a corporation with his son as president, a daughter as secretary and another daughter as treasurer. These held all the stock, but the member of the Coun cil furnished the money for th undertak ing and took charge of the receipts of the concern. Through this flimsy sham he fur nishes supplies for city Institutions In large amounts. Tho whole affair is manifestly merely a clumsy attempt to evade the law, and the effort to do this m3ks the tur pose of It all the more apparent. OFFICIALS RECEIVE FAT CONTRACTS FROM CITY. Another Instance might be cited: A member of the Ilonsc f Delegates, n. printer, on account of hi ofUclal po sition procured contracts for print- i lng from the cit, uing the namei oC other Indlvlilacln nml imnglnary cor porations, the printing l-eing done in the member's onice and the bills, made out in the assumed names. Tlins In direct violation of the organic law of the city, and by connivance of city officials, he, although n member of the Assembly, sold supplier to tho city by snbterfuges. This snme mem ber, as Speaker of the House of Dele gates, approved the vouchers for sup plies fnrnlihcd by himself under these assumed names. Another member of the House of Delegates, an undertaker and livery tnble keeper, made a practice of pro viding a remarLabltr number of car riages for the liouoe of Delegates, making the bills out In the name of a relative, who knew nothing of the transaction, the vouchers being is sued and collected by the member nailer the name of his' relative. These are a few Instances of how the city has Deen plundered. The disposillun of I many officials has been to loot the -city whenever they got a, chance, and they did so wlthout.mercy for the taxpayer. If the affairs pf St. Louis harljeen prcpeMy ad ministered for tie lastj fifteen Scars,' ard if alfi officials) had been firmest, -there would ,o-day be'enough money.fn the Treasury'to put public .buildings lnfTepa!r7,.javc streets that are now unpaved, makesjSwers that are now' unmade, and rAfiid jTe buildings so much needed. The high jjixrate, the deplorable condition of public Institutions, the depicted state of the City Treasury are an heritage left by officials who have proveniraltors to the Interests of the peo- iie, auuiuvc irmi;i-Keu in lueir votes, in fluenced find official actions to the city's Sitrlmcnt. TTKtrAYERS HAVE IJEEN OUTRAGED FOR 1EARS. Thee disclosures make pUin that the taxpayers of St. Louis have reen merci lessly and pitilessly outraged for tears; tbat )he money they have paid in taxes has been squandered; instead of being used for the public welfare, it ha? been feloni ously dissipated end benefited chiefly cor rupt officials, who have grown opulent os small alaria What Is needed In our city are official", not of genius or unusual brlllancy, but honest and upright, who will adhere to th law of public and private morality officials who will discharge tho duties of their offices in accordance with their oaths, who will hold office for the public good, as a sacred trust and not for selfish enrichment. We hav e some honorable, fearless and In corruptible officials, and if all were like these a new condition of affairs would soon be brought about. It Is to some extent humiliating to know that any of our officials have been so faith Icy, but It is better that the facts be known, no matter how deplorable. In order that a change be had, rather then endure in silence the faults that hive existed. The people of St- Lonls are long suffering and i valient. jiue mere may uiive. vevn air ruptlcn In other cities as great as we have had h-re, yet In no place in the world and In no time known to hUtory has so much official corruption been uncovered and the evidence shown so tbat all could see and understand. These revelations have been so Contlnn&d on Page Two. Hamilton. Brown Shoe Company's Shipments. Shipments for May, 19H. JZX23i.& Shipments for May, 193L -S&S.SU.65 Gain . .......$19S..62 Shipments forT302 to June 1 $.037,C3i 59 Shipments for IS to June 1 3,0i5.Kl S) Gala ... i H FORMER CITY REGISTER BESCH IS INDICTED AND HAS LEFT THE CITY, 9 Said to Be in Chicago, but Officials Believe He Is in Mexico Ex Mayor Ziegenhein Charged With 'Misappropriating In terest on Public Moneys Ove Indictments Against His Son Fred for. Bribery and Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses. TRUE BILLS AGAINST COUNCILMAN SCHNELL Af,D DELEGATES KELLY AND, GERAGHTY; The Grand Jury returned Its final report yesterday to Judge Walter L-. Dous ing. The report, while reviewing In a general way the many phases of municipal corruption It investigated, deals particularly wltn the dishonest practices prevalent under the Ziegenhein administration. Gross irregularities in the conduct of the office of City Register under Henry Besch are shown. Besch Is Indicted on charges growing out of these Irregularities, but the Indictment was not returned Into court. Officers are now searching for him. He is believed to be in Mexico. The Grand Jury severely scores the ei-Mayor and department officials un der him, without mentioning names directly, but Indicating the parties so clear ly that no doubt remains as to their Identity. It accuses the ex-Mayor of having appropriated the Interest on public moneys to his private account, while In office. The offense is barred from prosecution by the statute of limitation, but an effort vt ill be made to recover the money thus diverted. Fred Ziegenhein, wiio was his father's private secretary, is accused of dis honest traffic In permit and remit privileges, and is indicted on four charges of bribery and'one of obtaining money under false pretenses. Councilman Schnel', ex-Speaker Kelly and Delegate Geraghty are Indicted for malfeasance in office in having entered Into contracts with -and furnished supplies to the city, under assumed names. In violation of their oaths. t-i'?i li'k"? -i "''- V ,sslssssssrMsBsssBfe.V5issst-:itfW"5 t?"- "?j ' RBHHf8rvlBssssj . "''-1 fc'! $'' ssssrfe5-?ssssssKtiWsS P-W4&4." 1 sssssss3r?'S'SHBssssssRi? iy'i? -i i jBf. " - t y flfllTilr T -if' rS -Jv- 'l a VsBBBBBBBBSSSSSSBSSV'slBBHsr'ilMM tf " V ". l C VsSBBBBBBBB&VferSBDsB i&'$.V1 fSiwT 4? S-v''5 SBssaaBsHssHtfiSjS1"!! 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FOLK, Circuit Attorney, whose work In unearthing municipal corruption has been officially com - mended by three successive Grand Juries. , OFFICER IS NOT PERMITTED TO LEfM PUBLIC FUNDS.' t - ' "Officer Loaning Public Mcno---Nc such officer, agent or servant shall loan 4 out. with or without interest, any money or valuable security received by him, or vhlch may be in his possession, orMceeping, or over which he may have supervision, O' care or control by virtue of "his, office, agency or service, or under color of pretense thereof-, and such officer, agent or servant thereof so loaning such money or valua- tie security, on conviction thereof shall be punished by Imprisonment in the Peniten- tlary tor not Ies3 than two years, or by a fine nbt less than five hundred dollars." Missouri Statutes, Section 1319.-S. . . ,- The April Grand. Jury made Its-, final re port in Judge Douglas's court yesterday. The report Is a startling exposure of mu nicipal corruption, and a svere arraign ment in particular of the methods obtain ing under the Zeigenheln administration. Henry Besch, City Register under Mayor Ziegenhein, is under Indictment. The bill was not returned Into court because Besch Is out of the city and cannot be located, and the Indictment Is withheld until he can be brought within the Jurisdiction, cf the court. Tiie indictment is based on charges growing out of the groaa irregularities in the conduct of his office. It Is charged that he ac cepted bribes from contractors, who fur nished the city printing, his "rake off" being 10 per cent on the amount of each nin. Besch Is not In the city, and the criminal authorities have reason to believe he Is In Mexico. Ex-Mayor Ziegenhein, the report de clares, appropriated the interest on public rnonejs to his private account when be was City Collector. The State Is barred, by the statute of limitations, from proceedlns against him criminally for this offenso, but Circuit Attorney Folk says proceedings will bi instituted to recover the amount of money thus diverted amounting, with in terest, to nearly $2T.0OX The condjet of Fred Ziegenhein, private J secretary for his father, -In trafficking in permits and remlis, and using his office as a m-ans of enriching himself at the ex pense of the public Is -severely denounced, and the result of the investigation is the indictment of the private recretary on four coasts sdlslng- bribery and one charging: obtainirg money under false pretenses. Indictments against Councilman Louis Scfcnc.L ex-Speaker Charles KsIIey. and Delegate Charles L. Geraghty, charging malfeasance In office, were returned. The charge of misconduct In office Is a -misdemeanor, punishable by six months' Im prisonment in the" city Jail or by a fine not exceeding $1,000. but conviction forever dis qualifies a person from holding public of fice. These cases will be certified over to the Court of Criminal Corretion for trial. All the Indictments against Ziegenhein are felony charges, conviction on any of which would mean a Penitentiary sentence. Schnell, Kelly, Geraghty and Ziegenhein are out on bond, having been brought in on bench warrants several days ago. There were four indictments which were withheld because the defendants" are not in custody, bet It Is said that nona of them, charge any offense in connection with the bribery Investigation. It lacked three minutes of 1 o'clock when the Grand Jury filed, Into tho courtroom. They had been ready to report sine 11-ZO o'clock, but Jcdgs Douglas took a recess about tbat time (o meet -the Circuit Judges In general session. It was some time be fore he coujd be reached, "WJiea he learned that the Grand Jury was waiting on him he hastened back to the Four Coons. August 1Y. Benedict, the foreman, arose whto Judge Douglas entered) the court room and handed In the report with tv indictments. Judge Douglas thanked the Jurors for their service and expressed ap preciation fcr the thorough manner In which they carried on their work, following out the Instructions of t!e court; He then discharged the Jurors, who filed out of the courtroom, after shaking bands with Cir cuit Attorney Folk. XEXT'-CRASD JURY "WTL1. COSTETCE ESVESTIOATIOX. The bribery investigation Is not completed but will be continued fc? th axt Grand e y i ISDICTJIETS RETURNED DY THREE GIUXD JURIES. DECEMBER GRAND JURY. Charles Kratz, bribery. John K. Murrell, bribery. Emil A. Mcysenburg. bribery. ElUs lValnwiight, bribery. Henry NIcolans. bribery. FEBRUARY GRAND JURT. George J. Kobusch,- perjury. Robert M. Snyder, bribery. 0. John H. Becker, attempted bribery. Edward Butler. Sr., attempted 0 , bribery: two counts. APRUTj GRAND JURY. . Fred Ziegenhein, bribery (four counts) and obtaining money under false pretenses. r '.Charles F. -Kelly, malfeasance In office.- v Charles L. Geraghty, malfeasance In office. Louis Schnell, malfeasance in of- fice. 0 a Jury, which is to be impanneled In Judgs Ryan's court to-morrowl Jn Its report the Grand Jury reviews the whole bribery Investigation. While no names are mentioned, the -dealings of cer tain municipal officials, and others; are de scribed in such minute manner as to leave no doubt as to their Identity. It men tions the conviction of Zmll Meysenburs' and Julius Lehmann: the flight of Krciz arA -TirrT1 . A tha ,ivilm,,u1 ohm ...m m L-i Ellis TVainwright, who was. indicted by " Hi tho December Grand Jary. in connection with the Suburban bribery. Mr. Waln wrtght Is traveling abroad. Kratz is la Mexico, and Murrell has- never been' lo cated. - The report reviews the entire mass oS munlcplal corruption upturned by tho April Grand Jury and Its two predecessors, and goes into details of the methods by which many dishonest transactions were, negotiated. It is evident from the report that the, administration cf Mayor Ziegen hein was as thoroughly inquired into as time would permit, and the flndmss of the Grand Jurors In relation to methods ob taining under the Ziegenhein regime, are set forth with distinctness and clearness In a manner- which reflects odium upon the officials referred to. CHARGES G 1I5TST FRED ZIEGCXHEIX. Five Indictments Were found a?a.n .. "Ved Ziegenhein, who was, secretary to bis father. Mayor Henry Ziegenhein, while he was in office. Four of tfiem charge bribery and one charges false pretenses. One of the indictments charges that Ziegenhein accepted a bribe of $5 on Feb ruary li, 1301, to Issue a Mayor's permit to Anthony Kohn. granting him the privilege) to extend a show-window over the side walk in front, of Koca's store at No. 33 North Broadway. Ths witnesses cited on the back of the Indictment are Anthony Kohn and William Hull of the Misfit Clothing Company "of No. SOS Olive street. Another indictment sets forth that on March 15 1301. Fred Ziegenhein accepted a briba of $75 to grant a -permit to excavate undT the sidewalk at the side of Deck's saloon at Sixth and Pine streets. Fred It. Deck Is the only witness Indorsed on the back of tha indletmsnt. -J In this tame connection a third-Indict- ment charges Ziegenhein with accepting money -under false pretenses. It Is alleged that he Issued a permit to Mr." Deck to ex cavate, declaring the regular costs were $73, when as tr matter of fact he had' no right nor authority to Issne'sny such per mit. A fourth Indictment alleges that Ztegen heln accepted a bribe "of JS on March If. 190L to Issue a permit for Julius Weil tot extend the' show window of his store twelve Inches over the sidewalk at No. 11 North ' Broadway. i Ths fifth tndlctfament sets forth that ho r accepted a bribe of $3 to issue a permit to ' William T. Newman." a tailor "at No. 807 Fine street, io extend a show window over ' the sidewalk. Tho witnesses are Charles D. Blehle-. Newman's partner, and Nat Be- j bastlan. a saloonkeeper at Eighth and Plna streets. " CHARGES AGAEfST SCItSELL, ' i J ' GERAGHTY AXO KELLY. . , j Louis Schnell Is charged in an indictment ' with misdemeanor in office. The Grand. Jury's information states that Schnell on or -about the Nth day of March, 1301. did enter into a contract with the city of St. Louis, under the assumed name of ths South Side Supply Company, a corporation whereof he was sole owner and manager. to furnish the city with groceries and pro-vi-lons for the City Hospital and House of Refuge. ' The indictment further charges that at the time be entered Into the contract Schnell was a member of the City Council, as such was a public officer of tha city, and guilty then and there ot willful misconduct and misdemeanor In office" in that it -was provid ed ty law tnat no city otaciai should ce di rectly of Indirectly "taterestod in any con tract with the dry or any department or institution thereof.- The' lndictment'TaIso charges- that Schnell collected from the city more than $1,080 ort said contract. " The witnesses named in the Indictment arer Bernard Dierfces, City Auditor, and Doctor Nletert, superintendent of the City Hospital. 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