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MILLIONS IN POLICE GRAFT, SAYS OANS
SENATOR O'GORMAN TO CONSULT MURPHY
WBATBDR Fair to-night and flundari warmer.
TVRATIIIilt Pair tii-nlght nml Snndtiyi "'
( " Circulation Books Open to All." I
?) " Circulation Books Open to AIJ."
PRICE ONE CENT.
Three Kearny Officers Are
Wounded, Jersey City Ma
chine Splintered by Bullets.
ROBBERS MAKE ESCAPE.
, Use Shotguns in Fierce Battle
When They Are Found
IN AUIO PUR I
In a fierce battle on the Haekensack
Jieadows. before daylight this morning
'four men, armed with revolver nnd
'..shotguns, supposed to be wire thieves,
'drove oft detachment of tho Kearny,
.(X. J., and Jersey City police and es
0ped. Three of Che Kearny orticers
.vara wounded, one probably fatally, and
if the windshield of the automobile In
j whleh the Jersey CBty offloeri were rld
teg was shattered, tout none of the of
fcfioers wm hurt.
J For- the past month thera have been
Jially report" of the thefta of wire from
telephone and telegraph palea, especially
tooaa In the Hackenaack. meadows.
Shortly after midnight this morning
argt. MoOee and Patrolmen Do! an and
Smith of Kearney atarted out In an au
tomobile, driven by Clifford Newton,
' In an effort to , oapture the thlevet.
No Lights en Auto.
The automobile waa without lights, io
that the offloara could oome upon any
marauders without, being seen. As the
car waa moving cautiously alone In ths
darkness between the Pennsylvania, and
Krle llailroads on the west side of the
Haekensack meadows, through a illsm.ii
meadowy coun ry, tho olllcers hearj,
watron wheels on the tit.nl roau.
Four figures could be distinguished
crouching In tho wagon us the uuto drew
nearer. The olllcers were confident they
had detected the wire thieves at work
and wultul until they could come close
enough to mako an arrest.
Evidently tho pursuing automobile
without lights aroused the suspicion of
the men in the wason, for, without is
word of naming, the four Hood up and
sent a rain of iitllcts and buckshot back
at their r :ir- 'o. SiTnt. .VcGeo wat
shot tn tne lU'it breast and his lu.ig
perforated. UoUn and Smith were bou
peppered with buckshot.
Jersey City Police Arrive.
As soon as the shooting brgun Chauf
feur New ton put on the brakes.. The
wagon was gradually drawing awny,
with spurts of fire piercing the dark
net's as the men kept on shootlnc.
Uetwceu shots tliu whirring oC another
automobl! -mi'oi' could be plainly heard,
s.id lcte.t..es tf'icry and Colo of Jot-'
tvey tit, .u were aUo oiu in tne,
meadows ill an automobile looking fur
the wire. thic.es, sped up from the dnik
meadows to meet the retreating Uiieviis.
Undaunted, tho marauders, who had
learned that ttwlr shots had stopped
the pursuit from tha rear, turnid tholr
weapons on the Jersey City automobile.
The windshield of the Jersey City oar
splintered under thu mln of lead und
1U chauffeur quickly oiounht It to a
Then the thieves turned th:r team
acrosa the meadows and escaped.
Tho Kcirnoy car was nn hurt and
Chauftour Newton made all speed to Hi,
Michael's Hospital In Newark. At the '
hospital It was dta.ed that McClee was
badly woundf.il and miirht not survive,
I'liiifii ltrpovt'l In Jnvti.
AMSTKltUAJI. Aprlt t Reports .f s
serious oulbrealc of the plague nro rum. j
Ing from tho southeastern portion of.
Java, but the Colonial Ministry de-
ilaro that they have no knowledgo of
ihe matter. It Is stated that SV) casos,
of which 221 proved fatal, have occurred
,tn various districts Here,
SWex thlrt-one dally titt!is f r sa
premier amont; the newspapers of New
York the (olIowiiiR "casualties" have
been reported and may be verified by
the records in any newspaper office in
1?fi04 Individual aaverttse.
ments were printed
tn The world clunnr arcu,
4fin more Uian In the
,OUU Herald, Times, Bnn
aud Tribune COMBINED,
From this remarkable showing II is
dear tint World ads. may best be relied
upon for RESULTS In time of need.
More Than 8,000
Sunday World Ads To-Morrow.
Cepxrlibl, 1011, bj The Press rnbHsltbig
Co. (The New York World).
OF STRONG MURDER
10 SAVE HUSBAND
Alleged Negro Writes That
He, Not Old Farmer,
Killed the Woman.
ONLY MEANT TO STEAL;
"I Knew Truth Would Come
Out," Cries Prisoner Sen
tenced to Thirty Years.
MAYS r.ANniNO, X. J., April 1.-Wllll-.ni
II. Strong, the feventy-thif e-year-old
farmer, who on Srdne.ilay
wai found guilty of tho murdrr nf his
wife anl sentenced to thirty year In
priton, to-day received a letter po.t
markM Philadelphia, signed "O. K. v.,"
purporting to have been written by a
negro, alleging that he Is guilty and Is
conscience striken nt the punishment
of an Innocent man.
Rtrong broke down nnd wept hysteri
cally when the letter wni rend to him.
"I knew It. I knew It: the truth will
eomn out at lnt."
Stron?' Jailer nay strong has octed
Ilk an Innocent man since hta ron
vletlon. Th letter follow:
"Mr. Strong, I am she man thnt
trilled your wife, (lod knows I nevr
Jntendod to do It, but 1 vmr hard
up, and not knewtti whet to do,
or having any work, I walked more
then eleven miles on that day. lltiti
pry nnd In gre.v. neeil of s,mttlilng
to it I nw a wiitnan standing on
the mith'ie. t thouirht h'ih would
not see ne "111 I could steal soiue
tiung that I could tell ti set inystHf
iwmethlng tn eat and pay for some
where to vleep. She caught ine and
put up a good fight, but the dovll
being my master I ilriigged her to
the outhouse. 1 nni a colore! man
end I am from) the South. I am send
ing this letter to you from my
friend's houso, and he doesn't know
thst I ever ni In this pirt of th
world. Stroiig, my heart ache for
you, hut I e.in't confess, Those men
will put m in tho ohntr. I am not
a bad man. I did not think to kill
your wife. 1 'did no! Intend to kilt
her, but nne told ma so many tlmr
thnt she klmw me nnd would net the
farmers to track mo that 1 was
foreel to kill her to save mysolf.
As tho good Irtl hears me. Master,
I .lid not Intend to kill her.
Master Strong, tJod help you. I am
a cursed limn. Forgive me, forgive
mi', will always b my prajer, I
know t'icr Is a (tod. as Ttail I
am. Hit to think tint you fi''e In h
cell nn 'nnoeent Iran, drives tne w'M.
Mr. Strung, I 'air.iot give oii my
nii'iin or eluo I might as well glvii
Hi' ''If up. 1 am solus to Lancaster
and will write von again, tllvo this
to your frh-nds, It will fet you free.
"Ai there is a good Lord above, I
did not Intend to kill her, but It wan
I nnd not you .that did It, poor man.
I seen In tho paper nnd kept look
ing for It. I never done a exlino be.
fore In my life. I am thirty-one
years of ne now, nnd If 1 think or
' thought ihat they will not put mp
In th chair I will sot you free. I
will tnko yo-i- plucc. yon poo , i no
ecnt man " "O K. 1'."
Htrong wn') to hivo been tikm to
Ticnton to-dnv. hit ids Inwjers h.ivo
refiH"ted Hint he !' l ent hie ui.tll tho
Icttc enn be 'uve-'Me-i'ed.
BOY DROWNED IN HOLE
CHASING LOST MARBLE.
Two Men Plunge Into Hive Feet of
Water luit G?i Victim Out
Too I. me.
A mnrhle eiil !i dropped .Into .in ex
cavation In a vacant lot at No. HOI
AliiKterdum avenue I'oot the life of, four-yenr-old
Trunk Mole to-day. Two men
.lumpiM Into the hole, which a fillel
w'tli five fit of weter, .md pulled the
hihl t " "li'xnatk, lutt w w.m .bad
b. !), I"-. ; ii." 'A'arhlnitt in It slit
t , - t'i' e . ' I'll.
The b . i .'..-I..I at No. Am
uterdani .nr,iue, Vv.m 'Vliiotliu rnlb'iV
with ciimr-di.mn. u I'ae o." ttulr
Kiass '.n !" 'm.:.i t. i'ojh u broitun
finee ar.d fell Into the water. Tho
hole i.i its by dit.it ,'ect. It rllM with
water two days nifo. The boy stepped
down to the edKe of till bank and then
topple.1 over. His playmates ran to tU
Albert (I.il.i.i I'm sluicing himself 'n n
win 1 i 'i i,.".., v ni, h ovf.icn'K
tlm p,i'ii. 1 ' ),; (lit- i
appear I., r 'er 1 . r i to the
street nii lol.l Wslte- '! ,'lciier nnd1
Onoi'Ke limit hin, who were paslnif. i
Hnth men liluiifro.1 into tlm wnter und
pulled tlie child out. They attempted
to produce artificial respiration, but
Photograph Taken To-Day of Senator O'Gorman,
Mrs. O' Gorman, Their Daughters and Son
DRUGGIST ADMITS In'QHRMAN RFK PMinPilf
AIDING THEFT OF
Shields Maiulleil Importe,
Loot of a Missing Employee
of Park & Tilfonl.
Percy W. Shields, a dnigfilst of No.
121 Went RlKhlcerith street, was ar
rested this afternoon by Lieut, riooil
of the District-Attorney's office charged
with isnvthip.itlriK In tha theft of tW")
worth of Imported colosm- from I'ark
Tllfonl's Slxtli nvenuo and KlKhth
treet etore between last July and De
cember. The coloRil" was stolen by Adolf Pick
er, nHlstnnt eeuernl niaiuifer of tlm
stcr, who disappeared sevenil months
jr i, When Shield whs tiken to the
D'ti let-Attorney's office he confessed
t.ic part lie had played l-i t'm theft.
Ho raid I'lchen took tin pu dozen
bottles of ioIokuii, worth HI u dozen,
fiom the store eveiy day for
months. I Io biouRht the ciiIokiio
to Shields at No It: West
Thlrty-lxth street, v. lure they nr
ranecl a depository and distribution de
pot, rlhielils hired half a dozen men to
peddle the. coloctie to ilrllK' Ntoruj
thnuirho it ti e cltj .
O.'tl'c:" of Paik ir Tliroid (lid li'it dlf
ir.M . theft nf 'ine cologne until
ij.'i i v 'itM.it .mil bwin stnleii and P. 'Vtu
he. I ..'! to lierr.un. Tlma t ".as
loart: 1 ihe toun as being U'jrc'iil
with k --t a ridiculously low piiue.
IJvtti then it was tl.O'iKht thai tlm
colotue as belnt; smusKled Into tlm
country i-ml the Customs nuthorltlgs
wid nBke.d to make an lnvt!uation.
Xo tiii.f " ri.UHeillif OOUiil In. futilid,
where, pon Investigators weio put to
v.i. K .it tho store end the theft un
i. T'iu UUli let- U'.oi onj ofi'Ji ii
whs ti'n.H'-d and l.leut. Tlou.I i.-:'i'".l
to invc'tWou-. 11c ;ut a lin v.i Shi-liis
thrmiKli duo of his nseuis In tho mi In
of the colOKne.
Klve of tlicsn aitonts wete questioned
In 'he DiBtrlct-Altorney's office before
f i , .i - .. nrvAA.A
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1911.
Brought by a Special Messenj
From Secretary of Slate
A Fpccltil rnf ieiif;er from tho office it
Kilwnrd I.azannky, sfvretiry of Stato,
camo to Now York to-day and deltverid
to James A. ov.oi'm.in tho ccrtltlcato
of his eh Jtlon as I'nlted States gonator
to suci'ted C'hauneey -M. lepaw.
Tlm i(ii;iiatloii of Mr. O'Oorniaii s
a Jutlco of the Supremo Court "
filed with the HfHiriia.y of Statu In
Albany nt ono miuutu beforu 6 o'clock
Inst evenlntr. It wns written on his
bouse stationery and lent front Uh
home. No. 313 West One Hundred and
lliahtll street Tne rertiibatH of his
election av L'nlted Stae Senator will
be tiled 111 tho oIlKe of tlm Senate In
The office of the Se.ietary of State
hal hern kept open Ion after t'jo i tit
ular hours to rti.-elve Justice O'Oor
man's reslKnatlou, It reid as follows:
"No. 314 West One Hundred and
New Vork, .March CI, 1M1.
" Hon. I.'dward l.kxnntky,
'4e..-i.ia, j of St it'.-, Alhinj', N. V.
"Sli -I heic'iy icxljtu as a Jui'hs
of t l.o eiupi eme i'nurt uf tho Statu
of Now York, tlm roi:Tntlon to lake
dffect f'irtii.vitli. Yours truly,
"JA.J1UH A. O'C.OHM.VN."
Mr. 0'(! irmsii spent the day reeelvln
oongratulatlorH and arraniflnt hli af
fairs, so that he may k to VajhIni?ton
on Monday. Ho will b sworn In when
ConirrcM meets on Tuesday in spoeiM
sestlnri. Ha Hl'ed upon Cliarles e.
Murp'iy ihis .if.ernnf.n tnd coii-u!te 1
Senato. O tlnrninn wis electu.1 by the
unanimous vote of thn 112 Demoiiruifl
who attended the Joint session last
evsnitiK. The eighty itepuhlleans pres.
JJ. (Continued on drcond Pas.)
AS A SENATOR
GO Y. THEN
falling hei four
ir-old diuuhter and
Tive-yeai'-old son to her toom to-day
Mn. HeFslo Nutley of No. U JJnst Six-ty-thlnl
ttreot, kissed thorn goodtiy,
then poured out u ipiantlty of poison
ard drank It,
After tuktntc t'ie polmn Mis. Nutley
went to tlm hoiifH, No. 41:1, and ratin
the hell of Mrs. Saills Hernlnd a apart
ment on thn second floor. Mrs. llerulml
Imiclred who vuii , aillrii; and .Mrs. Nut
"Open tho door, quick."
When .Mis. Nutluy htafrred Into the
api'.rtincnt she fell on u couch and said;
"Kls mo. l'o Jii"t' tuken polnoiiand
am koIiik to die.''
Mik. lii riili.il l -I'd io administer mi
nntldulu lr Mrs .Nntly Kfused to
uke lr .-..i mis reinovcd to thu
flower Hospital, v horn sho died an
The winnsn had bein despondent of
late, otvlntr to lux husband tut nit out
of employment. Her worries were In
created yntorduy when the Instalment
house nrnn carne and took a rug from
mum. To cheiir ner up, liwt night Mrs,
llernind tf.jk Mrs. Xutley to a moving
1 plcturo i.how, but the rrtcrtaintni-nt
only dor reused her the more and on ths
wy homo she threatr.ed to end It all.
To-day her husband went to work as
, oonducto' on the Madison avenue
i line, but tho mall man brought more
..111. ..-Lint. nA,.l1 . I,, .n .1...
Will., -Illk4 llllil. Il.fb 4lI-, .1114 UJV
woman rttolicd to dla,
HOTEL AT CONEY ,
SWEPT BY BLAZE
f? 10,000 Damage Done by Fire,
Driven by High Wind,
in the JeH'erson.
Unit a dotnu employees of th Hotel
Jefferson, formerly known as Km Hotel
Itlecndons, at Coney Island, had nar
row escapes from death this tnornliiK
when lire did ilaiiniKo estlumteil at JO.-
to '" hotel, formerly heiidiuurteri
i for sportlnii mn.
The (Iro wis discovered about 1.13
o'clock by tho nurnt watchman, John
Kowlur, In a h..il built ulmost Bk-nln.it
one end of thn hotel. Before Fowler
could (ouitd thn blurm the lire, driven
by a hlKli wind, imd Lominunlaated to
Towler remembered that liny Walrb
mati Michael Mcfarth, null his wire
and seveii-miitithK-dld clilld, wai asleep
on tlio second Hour of tho bulldlnu, und
taking only time e.ioui,ii to r.hout an
.ii. i U.....I... ,' ,
v.iiiuu ,.iij.,iii'.vi u.,.,ii v. ,,,,(-ii, .viiuau i
Kimii Iih I1.I10.1.1I Oil tliM U'uV III Mi'l'nr. I
thy's, to his aid,
l'"ouior und O'llrlcn brat on McCar
thy's door and aroutud the sleupori.
O'llrlcn carried .Mrs. McCarthy down
stall h, followed by Mcf.trlhv, carrying
his luiby. rowlei- bi'iimhi up thu rutr.
! Meantlmo four or luo oilier initio em
Piuvecs in the Hotel ti.i't ini':i awuKcnad
and et."iipuil without tiiiubln.
The IUiiiik, wiikIi had loaped from
the shed' to the tjcond tloor of the
hotel, soon had the enttra upper part ot
the bul.'dlnK ablaze. Hre Chief WUUa n
Hodserfl and I. lent. Henry M. Junta of
KnRlne Company No. 1H were overcome
,by stnoke Insldx th bulldlnif and csr.
rl'e. out bV their comrades.
The property H o "iM hy ndwanl
Sommenillii, a lawvnr with otll.es at
No. YZ Montarue street. Ili-ooklyn.
Jnp Cruisers nt Coronation,
TOKIO, April I. The armored cruiser
ICurema and the protected cruiser Tone
sailed to-day to represent Japan at the
coronation of King Ossrga.
Magistrate Tells How He Found
Crooks of All Grades Work
ing in City, Absolutely
Unchecked by Police
GIVES CRIMINALS' NAMES
AND RESORTS' LOCATIONS.
Former Assist. Dist.-Attorney Gans
Tells City Club Police's Annual
Graft From Vice Is $3,000,000.
Maj;i$trat(! Joseph Corrig.m ;it tlw weekly luncheon of the City
Cliib at No. Si West Forty-fourth street, this afternoon challenged
Mayor Gaynor to substantiate. his claim that "New York b V most
orderly large city in the world." The Magistrate, by quoting statistics
and delivering figures, sought to prove that Mayor Gaynor is either
niliiifomied nr misrepresents the facts.
l-'ontier Asfctanl DbtrK't-Attomey Howard Gans, who presided at
the dinner, made a startling assertion
-II.... II.. U. t..H ,lif..i. Iti.n til.-
alibi iiu iiui ii.iii;i in H.IUIU1I, iu.
Gaiis said that the Police Department
time of the l.exow investigation.
TO GET COUNTY'S
Ollicial Antony; Seven Arrested
for Hindinii and Gagging
Des Moines Treasurer.
i lie i;ave the nsmeH of scorns of crlm
t Inais of both sexes, well known to tha
HUM MOI.N'r.'S, in., April 1. -Haven ar- : l'Uce, who are llvlnc nnd practlsliuf
ruts were made the police tonlay I
In an effort to apprehend four men who j1
rilirruy mutual IIIIUIIIS III miuii'l null
iraceed Deputy County Treasurer C. W.
Krllnr and tried to dynamite the vault
In the County Tt easurer's olllce. In Iriu paid to ioce olhcers by proprle
whlch IOo,(W had been placed late In ; t,,r, f Knmlillti- houses and disorderly
Ihe iifternoon. Tiw men were frlKhtened
sway after one Ineffectual ciiurBe of
dynamite lud been exploded.
Upon what Is claimed by the police to
be a confession from Al Hhodes, the
flrit of the mii arrosttil. Deputy Coun
ty Treasuior Japiss O'Cnlluk'han Ins
been aieste.1. O'f ulluKhaii Is a brother
of Ilobeit O'CalhiRlian, a Western
lens'ie baseball iiiairnnte, and Is well
known In ls Moines.
With Ithodea aiid O'Callnehan the po.
lieu are holding lUit Lynch and his
wife. Mrs. Uhodes. Clayton Itayles an 1
man wnosn mime is not snown.
lthodes was arrestisl after n running
street tltfht with tnree olllcers shortly
HIGH COURT DECLINES TO
LET JACK JOHNSON OUT.
pit VI VS.'ii
. I -T ie
l'e I n il.l . tne
fill le'lef from
,. j.ri- ii. 1 !" it,
.Unit , " .Is.'lv
I j'.lV.tf.l' in PIOII.
ine seiitHieo ot t wnut) -live dJ' Ini
pri'ininient 111 'lie Cmnty Jail lm.p"d
bv Anting- I'oU- ii J'H go Tieadweb for
auUliUiblln Miie.-lliK .1 mn'O'i IS I'OW
" ning ' ' "4 it- ii-'
Ate t mi (iiilniz viuilif
MiUnc, mMriltlini 'lint li'krtt foi
ill fmitlirm, llttt I111IU11 tut lltrtlWll trli.
ihtu Iiiih it TIM wurii rrtui iiarMit
v.u l,,ln... I l iirlil I llutldllii...
HI 0.1 I'trk
Ho. IVI.phJi'." llii-kwiD ihi. Cliivki
fur liwuattr 471 1 J'K
tmcks&t. rci-i'tvsd Icr
tut WiUW I I'savu ii'os oissi. -yt.
u icr sairnicm 1.1 111 wi, v ic
Ofta. nvarj nni'
imsrs sou tiiTttuwn smimis uiaia.
PRICE ONE CENT.
in Introducing Magistrate Corrlgan,
.i,l,nlnirl4:n,. l.o, I I. 11
iiiiiiiiiiuiiaiiwii ii.iu iecu ictu. jvii.
is as corrupt now as it was in the
"I hnve no doubt," he oontlnued.
"that the pollcw collect t?.0nu,O0O, per
haps O.OOO.OVi, a yeai- tn jtrnft from the
social evil alone. A police patrolman
I beenmes a trrafter by bxatuple. H
, sees those nftov him rrnftlna-, arafts
on his own n count and keeps on Tafv
T.ie inosl elllntt fMtiire of MaKistrate
I o-rliran's uddtis was his uxposltlofi
j uf tho fact that the decrease In arrests
I In lilt') was not due to '.Muyor Oaynor'a
orders that arrest should cevise la
matters of trivial Infractions of ttta
Imw. laxlstrate Corlgitn' llKUres show
a ttciueiidous fulllriK off In 1910 of ar
rest. for irnmhlltiK. homicide, Jarveny.
v.nir.ui' y und excise violations.
M.iKlsir.itu forrlK.in, In the course of
his address, went Into details relative
to his cIuii-mc that the olty is vice rid
den and the police forco demoralized.
weir profession in :sew lork, Kti the
luniresses or dives and disorderly
places, declared that there are S00 un-
llctnud saloons In the city, and that
no attempt 1s made to enforce the Ex-
oli law, and asserted that Kraft Is b-
.Mnirlatrute Corrlttan revealed' the fact
thst Chl'f Muglstratu McAdoo was ap
proiu'heil n Hlith avenue, a short Ume
ago, by a man who offered to conduct
him to a disorderly house In tho ncltfh
borltood. This Instance, he eald, should
so to sumo length In pruvln that the
streets of some parts of IS'oiv York are
Infested with disorderly charactort. de.
1 suite the ussnrtlnM nt llivn. Hit-nn, ...
"The suocejs of 1l!co Depart
ment," saiil Mafrlstrate Corrlgan, "Is
mwisured by the ratio of arrests to
complaints. I defy Mayor Ouynor and
his l'oltce Commissioner to show the
'sipjcal book,' in whtoh conpliilnts are
entered, anil compare It with tho pink
slips on which detectives make their
report on audi complaints,"
Issue More Important Than Mayor.
In ap.'tilnK his address Muctstrata
Coirlttan said he would eliminate per
sonalities beeause tho Issue Is more Im
portant than any personality even that
ot Mayor Uaynor. He then quoted from
in article written by Mayor Oaynor
,..;,( m . o r h Suprcnts Court,
which appeared In the North American
Itevlew In J'ebruary, 1000, In tlilsj
article thn right of judgo to crltlclsa
olllclals und conditions Is upheld.
"Thero has been no more persistent
champion uf free speech than Mayor
Oaynor," declared the Magistrate.
Ho then recalled to Ma hearers tha
Mayor Oaynor had classed him with