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HUNT FOR ASSASSINS ON NEW TRAIL;
ROSENTHAL'S CHIEF FOE SET FREE
WEATIIEn Stumer to-night or Thursday.
1 EDITION. j
PRICE ONE CENT.
13ut No Money Prom the Trusts
Was Accepted, Hitchcock
LAW WAS AGAINST THAT.
Still, Steel .Men Chipped in, and
.Maybe the Banks Were
Linked With Corporations.
WASHINGTON. July K.-rjMmKster-(icnfril
L'nnk 11. llltchco; t5-!.iy told
the innate rom:nlttee Investigating
campaign :otitrlbutlona ot 1001 and IMS
thit thv rvort.i t thw fund usfl In
l'-esliern Tdfi's election as filed In
A'bin, N. Y., were absolutely correct
and t'nt he could not supplement these
rrport by testimony.
Mr. Hitchcock said the tolil collected
through var'oin agencies of the com
mittee In VJf was $1..V.5IS.27. Of this
amount M-J.lO was collected In various
Malu and handled by the local State
commlttei . The latter sum never was
t.irncJ Into th. treasury of tho Itopub
1 an Natsnul Committee, although
that committee Urpt account of It.
Mr. Il.tchrock nro:nlil to furnWi
the Inv t-stlv itltiB committee with copies
of the llnmclil records of tho cam
No contribution wim recflved from a
corporation, il. Illtchrock said, he
mine Cirm.'M haa Just Pi'scl .i law
prohiMtlnc It. lie told of the only near
loiitrlbutinri he could remember hmlnE
I ejected. ,
powder "Trust head Wanted
It nas offimsl by Ocn. V. Tolemnn
lm Pont "f DcUwnre, then n mimher
cf the Itepubllcan Kxecutlv.i Commlt
tre, nrtiwly f.snstlni; In the inn.jai;.
turn! of tho campaign, and amounted to
"lie tinned It ovor to the treasurer,
(ieoree It. Sheldon," besan .Mr. Hitch
cock. "When I learned of It, I sent
for Mr. im Pont und told hint that I
rt!d not think wo cuuld accept It be
came the (lovernment had u civil suit
against a corporation In which he ivns
Interested. 1 Instructed the treasurer
to return It and he did ro."
Mr, Hitchcock InnUted that, with tho
exception of about twenty-live, all the
contribution er" IhiIuw J5.U00.
"We llguivd that the more persons
we could Bet to Invest the more Inter
el they would tuke In tho success of
the venture." explained the former
BANKS AND MEN CONNECTED
WITH TRUSTS CHIPPED IN.
Amour those who gave large con
trfbuttons were I Charles T. Tatt,
brother of President Taft, who con
tributed SO,OOOt William Kelson Orom
"all, $25,000 Mr. and Mr., tsn An
derson. $35,000! Andrew Carnarla, $30,.
So"! WUIIm Bmlth Cochran. 1S000,
vranlc Mnnsey, $10,0001 Wnltelaw Beta,
JiOMoVm. O. Borden, $10,000, and
0 an. Corbln, for a number of psrioni,
Dnring the eiamlnatlon Mr. Hlton.
cock remembered that a number of
banki contributed $3,000 each and that
hav milf" - -
corooratlona, but he thong-Cat any
jRt was a small contribution for
"S'd the Tobacco Trust contribute?"
Inquired Senator Paynter.
"No, sir.1 , , ,
hi., nf Its aiockholdarsl
Not to my knowledge. I am not
,p'eclally familiar with the tckhod.
11. I know by name those chiefly In
sisted and 1 do not have any knowl
raw of luch contribution, beln ...
"i-A'from atockhoiaer. of th. Bt.al
mantlontd a ""'"'""""' int,read la
vs &sz? ta
"'..An i SSi Cochran?" surf-tad .an.
BT"torlrr.TUt.r a.lrsd Mr. XUtchcock
V. r. acanaluted with any of the
KoM.r.' of th. intarnational Kar-
''SalTCkn.w tl. MoOormlok.
0.orr. I1""" a
Cla-rfBCa . nIcncP0k knew.
J?J Perk.n,, Ink nor th. JfoCor
irnrlit Ilulldlnc TurkUh Hatha.
'1 . - liitli with pi i fiMiuia, !,
,Wji opao. l ' " chiropodist la a-
FOR CAMPAIGN OF 1908;
BANKS GAVE GOOD SHARE
CoDTtlh. 112, kr
Co. Tna Mw
ETHEL CONRAD, OF
STAKES CASE FAME, WHO
WAS FOUND DRUGGED.
ETHEL CONRAD IS
Young Woman in Stokes Case
Discovered Unconscious on
I-.thel Conrad, ona of the "Shooting
Slars" who, with Lillian Graham, gained
temporary fame a year as:o by shooting
W. K. D. Stokei In .the legs, was found
tied with a nine-foot length of clothes
line, iraffgod with a handkerchief and
semi-conscious, lyjnit on a ledpe of rock
near Ono Hundred and Klxhty-flrst
street and Kort Washlnstou avenue a!
5 o'clock this mornlnr.
It was not until Lillian Oraham h.ir
rled to the Washington Height Hoa
pltal that , the Conrad girl, who had
been sparrliiB with two detectives for
two hours after she was taken there In
n effort lo conceal her Identity, ad
mlttej who she waj. Miss Graham In
leaving the hospital made vague refer
ence to "threatenlns letters" which
both sho und Kthel Conrad lud re
cciveit since the conclusion of their
.Miss Graham also said that ner friend
hthel, who had visited her last night
had left for home at 8.30 o'clock' at.d
had subsequently telephoned to hur at
J.3), saying that sho was at home. The
Conrad girl persisted In her tale to the
detectives that ahe had left Miss Gra
ham's apartments near 1 o'clock.
She also said that after she fainted.
following the attack made upon her by
a "dark man with a mustache," the
first nicker of returning consciousness
she felt was tho falling of rain upon her
A watchman for the C. K. G. Dill
Ings estate, who Is known by the
name of "Pop" Uallcy and the driver
of a milk wagon, discovered the girl.
Though It had rained heavily early In
the morning her clothing was not wet
except where she lay on the rock. Her
hands and feet were securely bound
with a single piece of clothesline and
a handkerchief was tied as u gag In
her mouth with a heavy piece of
string. Ni'ttr at hand wai a four
ounce bottle, ompty but smelling o,
A tttll man with n black mustache
had followed her. She remembered only
tasting and smelling something ,seet
which was held to her notu and then
consciousness left her.
The girl's statement that she lived In
"Apartment No. !2 opposite u red brick
church" led the Inveitlgatora to tho
Jessica apartments at Nu, 7!fl West One
Hundred and Ulghty-llrst atret. There,
In the apartment of that number, thay
found Mrs. Charlea Nagle. the mother
of Uthel Conrad, who said that her
daughter had gone to visit I.lllUn
Graham on the night before and I. ad
Mr. Nagle went to the hospital and
completed the Identification.
TIED AND DRUGGED
JllND ON ROAD
j " Circulation Books Open to All."'
Tb. Ttm mbllabl-
TAFT WILL NOT
Chas. D. Hilles, Here to Open
Campaign, Says There Will
Be No Compromise.
HS SEES BOSS BARNES.
Authorizes the Opening of Of
fice in th2 Times Build
CharlM D. .Jtlllee. Chairman of the
HepuhUcan National Committee, to-day
formally opened the Taft national com-
palgn In New York. After numerous
conferences at the Hotel Manhattan.
beginning with William names jr. and
continuing down the line until moat of
the Old Ouard stalwarts had paid their
respects, the young manager of the
President's cause authorized the open-
Ing of offices In the Times Building to-
mdrrow. and stated that permanent
officers and committees of th Na
tlonal Committee will h chosen Fri
In an extended Interview lfr. lllllas
state- that- the suggestion of Congress
man Itees of Kansas looking to the
withdrawal of President Tft and 'Col.
rtoosevelt from the race had not (one
"In fact." nalrt Mr. Hilles humor
ously, "the Colonel halted any serloUH
consideration of the matter by Hinting
there wax a conspiracy on foot to re
tire him from public life."
Regarding the move put forward ly
William Fllnn In Pennsylvania, ex-
Oov. Stoke In New Jersey and George
Oultlier In Maryland, to place the same
nnmea of the Presidential Klentnre on
both the rtcpuhllcon and Hull Moose
tlcketH, Mr. Hilles became serious.
"tiven this early In the campaign I
think that any such proposal will be
resisted to the limit," he said. "There
will be no compromise In the matter.
I believe such n proposition Is opposed
to the spirit and letter of tho law In
the different States."
HIGH PLACE WILL BE GIVEN
Mr. Hilles has been duly Impressed by
the dominating personality of Iloss
lltrnes. Hp tald the Albany overlord
will be on either the Advisory or Kx
ecutlve Committee, but could not state
which. It has ben the custom. Mr.
Hilles said, to build the Executive
Committer of members of the National
Committee. The Advisory Committee
may Include one or two National Com
mitteemen, but will largely be composed
of outsiders. Regarding the selection of
a treasurer, Mr. Hlllee professed the
densest kind of Ignorance.
He could not say whether President
Taft had expressed a preference for
Otto Hannard or John Wanamaker.
Charles a. Da 's and OavlJ It. Forgan
of Chicago are also mentioned. Then
there is John Hays Hammond, whom
many ojd line Republicans want ap
pointed, and also K. J Swlnney at
Knniai City. The place Is believed to
be' between Messrs. Hannard and Ham
moind. "Mr. Wile Is a likable young man,
Inll. solemn and pleasing mannered, He
has earnest blue eyes that look at you
squarely and sharply. He Is not of
the loud, blatant type of political man
ager. He speakj differentially, even
politely of T. II.. whom he calls the
"Colonel," talks frankly of weighty
matters arout the weightiest prohtoTi
anyoung man may assume Is the elec-j
'tlon of President Taft and answers
questions Uh sincerity sufficient to
give his words the stamp of truth.
He stated that he came to New York
to prepare th- way for the coming, of
the sub-comtittteo of the National Com-
j mlttee and that he would meet many
tr me laaiiiiiit men nrfc uuuua
to-day und to-morrow.
HIS ROOMS JNDER THOSE OF
THE BULL MOO0CR3.
1 A'love Mr. Hdles's thiee-room suite
I on the eleventh floor of the Hotel Man
1 hattarj n the quarters of the financiers
I of the Hull Moose movement. As the
I President's genial secretary dltcusned
freely his plans the feet of George W.
Perkins, Senator Dixon and others of
the Moosemen were discussing the
Roosevelt campaign on the floor a byre.
Senate Dixon discussed the telegram
he said President Tift had sent to
Mayor Carter II. Harrison of f'hlcigo
(Continued on Second Paga.)
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, JULY
SWARTZ IS ALIVE;
Henry Alexander Declares
Body in HobokeirMorgue Is
Not That of Slayer.
SURE TO BE FOUND.
Does Not Know How to Take
Care of Himself or Make a
Henry Alexander, the brnther.ln.Uw
nf Nathan 6wartx, was taken to Ho-
boken by Lieut. MoKenna of the Cen
tral Office to-day to look at a body the
Hoboken poljce believed was that of the
slayer of Julia Connors. The young
lawyer declared that the body was not
that of hta wife's kinsman.
The body had been recovered from the
North River on Monday and was clad
In a- running suit such as Nai.ian
Swarts often wore In gymnasium when
he was trying lo learn to be a prlx-
fighter. The body was that of a man
about twunty-flve years old and the
measurements were those of the hunted
Out when 'Alexander looked at the face
ha turned away.
"No," he ald, "that la not Natham.
t waa sure It was not when I heard of
n body being here that looked like him.
He did not kill himself. He Is atlll
alive. He Is too much of a coward to
kill himself. Why, he would yell like
a bahy at the mere-st scratch. While
It would be better for all of us If he
were dead I know he Is not. He Is
skulking through the country some
where near New York, and If the police
will keep up the hunt they will soon
find him. Ha does not know how to
take care of himself. He does not
know how to moke a living."
The polloe are keeping a careful
watch on all the morgues In this and
nearby cities. The harbor squad has
received orders to search the rivers
and report at once the finding of a
body that resembles the descriptions of
An Indictment charging Hwartx with
the murder of Jtillu Connors was tiled
by the Grand Jury to-day with Judge
Mulqueen In Part I. of Ueneral Sessions.
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Child Falls From Fire F.arnpe.
Two-year-old Kllen Ca.tldy, t play
on the fire eieape on the third floor
of her home, No. K7 Kleventh avenue
to-day, slipped and fell through th
hdder opening to the ittet. she nu
taken to Roosevelt Hospital with con
vuixlon of the brain and potslule In
Widow of Murdered Gambler
Who Accuses Police of Crime
POLICE PERMITTED MURDER
"Detective T'ile Only Twelve Feet
Away, Five Policemen Within
300 Feet of Shooting," De
clares the Prosecutor.
District-Attorney Whitman to-day made this positive jtatement to
The livening World:
"I am not making war on the Police Department. I am not charg
ing that the Police Department committed that crime, but I do charge
that the police let the murder of Herman Rosenthal be committed and
permitted the murderers to escape.
"Detective File was within twelve feet of the spot where the shoot
ing occurred and made no effort to capture the men responsible for the
killing and although he saw them all at close range he is unable to
identify any of them. There were five policemen within three hundred
feet of the spot where the killing occurred.
"I should have taken the
awav nollremar. hut flfleen
to reach the scene, and yet not one
of them was there althnfigh some of
them hnd but a few yordi to move. I
went all over the territory myself to
"iney nay wim nicy
touring car and saw It potting away
They Hay that they pursuea ine
from them. Tula Is a lie. The taxicao
taken oy the police did not start unll
thu tourlns car wai out of sight That
I hav absolute proof of.
DIDN'T START PURSUIT QUICK
"Thy made no effort to start the tnxl
unlit the tourlnK car containing thn
mnrd'rfrs was i.ut of slsht. Tt:e chaur.
li ur. II' ln'"' mH " himself, Voi
can't st'irl touring car at a forty-nill-nii-hour
clip. You must work up
to It and In th tlnin taki n to start th
tar the uudr.fc Hhould hive beou cap.
"I churgf that thn police allnm-d thn
murder to be roimultlrd and allowed
Hie tnurdoters to escape. I have no
rjuarrel 'Mln Mr. Waldo, but this l
D'strlct-Attoniey Whitman law r.rt.M af(ri tha'orund Jury all thu wltissea
t'e on the mini murder, lie l thu who enn testify s to ny relations be
Highly' aroused over the shooting ol
Ilosenthul and has bun norklni; uutU (Continued on Second l'ge.
' Circulation Books Open to
nearly oayllght on the case. He was
nskcl what hn thought as to the prob-
n'ie Kuiii ot ine men whom the police
rro arresxing as suspecls In the kill.
"I think ynu mil find it will be the
same old story," replied Mr. Whitman.
. - - ....urj' recorua
I will be ploked up and when we get down
A lot or mer. ith unsuvnrv r,.i.
tn bran tacks wo will probably fir
that there la not a bit of evidence that
will hold them on Iho charge. The re
stxinttblllty for tho whole mutter lies
with the policemen about the scene of
the murder. They should have capturd
th" asiailns, but they mado no effort
to make arreMs until the men wero
Aril out of slirht.
POLICE -ttJRNED IN SEVEN AUTO
'Another thlllK tt-rt stands out nroinl.
nen'ly la thn fict Hint the pol.-nmen
turned in syen different ntitmtobll
nunih.-m, nono' of wln-h waa rlijiit, it
remained for i pi tiit stranger tn Ret
thn riKht number, and oe was treaied
rut'ier unci rcmuiMouM) 7'hon he offered
"1 am Kolns rlKht adeiu'wlth tht
-.Mintillni hkrifi'i .in, I t.MII
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EAST SIDE GANGSTER,
BOOB WALKER, SOUGHT
IN ROSENTHAL TRAGEDY
Army of Detectives Scour City
After Release in $100 Bail of 1
"Bridgie" Webber, Foe of
WHITMAN TO ACT ALONE,
INDEPENDENT OF POLICE.
Says Department Has Failed, So
He'll Put Facts Before the
' Grand Jury.
After the release on small bail of "HriJgic" Webber, the Influent'..!1
east side gambler who was arrested yesterday on the suspicion that he
might know something of the plot which ended in the murder of Merman
Rosenthal under the brilliant lights of the new Hotel Metropole in West'
Forty-third street early yesterday, the picked detectives who were as-
Ji it. . . s .1 ... . .a I
Mgncci io me case snoweti grcai acuvny in loosing ror a man mey canea
"Dcob" Walker. They said they needed certain Information which
Walker is a follower of the
on the east side that "Spanish Louis," who met violent death In East
nieventh street, was once ordered
and did break his jaw. Walker is
when "Spanish Louis" was shot and thrown In the gutter. Nobody ws
ever convicted of the murder of "Spanish Louis;" many persons of tha
underwork! have claimed "the credit" of his murder.
As for Webber, Ills counsel A.
was taken before Coroner Feinbcrg
conceal and would aid the authorities at any time. Mr. Whitman io.
cepted the promise as coming from
DENIES HE WAS ROSENTHAL'S ENEMY.
Webber, who had been treated by the police s though he vh
deeply involved in the killing of
- J . --i i.it -
Irom tne coroner s oiuce anu uikcu wuu apparent Trannness.
"I waa no enemy of Rosenthal," be Mid. "There waa ttory onte that
ho told Spanish Louis to kill mo. It may hare been to, or It may bar twen
ull talk; I think It was talk. Anyway,
friends of late. I lout him the money
to sco him killed? No.
"It Is true that I was on the Sam
nur poker table did not talk of anythlnK else except Rosenthal's attack
on Qcckcr and tho whole Rambling game; there were remarks made about
flxliiK him nm! gettlnK him or squaring him. Somo meant one thing and
flouio meant unother. nut, so far as I am concerned, nobody bad any Idea
he was to be killed.
"I whs at tho Metropole Tuesday morning about 1 o'clock and saw him
there. I spoke to him iiasaod tho time ot day, I didn't sit down.
"I went dut right after 1 o'clock anil was back again at 3 o'clock after
I had heard about Herman's being kllloj on tho street. That's all I know."
Deputy Uoughorty sent for Sam Paul this afternoon. Paul reached
Headquarters at 6 o'clock, and was Immediately closeted with Dougherty
and Inspector Hughett.
FAILURE OF POLICE FORCES WHITMAN TO ACT.
District-Attorney Whitman Issued a statement lato this afternoon, re
hearsing the clrcumstnnceH of tho murdor, with especial relation to tUf
actions of the pollco directly after tho shooting. Thu statement cam a o.t
Immediately after Mr. Whitman had it not altogether pleasant coiiforen.e
with Deputy Commissioner Dougherty.
"I have no proof that tho police wore responsible far the nuird of
Itosenthnl. I liiive not salil so. My own persoiml opinions are of no IU'')U'.
interest," he mid In suliatauce. "Tho circumstances at the tlmo of the
murdor nud theft-after arc shocking io contemplate. The shocking failure
of thn police to tin their duty has muile the bringing of the criminals to
Justice most difficult.
"The detith of Ilosenthul rrmliiM nu Investigation of the charges hy
inndo vory dlfllcult. I have nnver promised to establish the connection of
jpolltt corruption with criminal profit. Tho police having failed, it is now
my duty to lay the whole matter before the Grand Jury, that Justice may
"Willi thu t10". w shall rontlnuo to co-operate In the matter ot
rinding ami bringing to punishment the murderers of Kosenthal."
MYSTERIOUS WOMAN'S STORY WEAKENED.
Ureal excitement was caused about tho Criminal Courts Building this
ifternoou by the announcement that a young woman bad gone before th
Grand Jury and .worn that tho gray automobile which had ba hlrsd Mt
PRICE ONE CENT.
fortunes of Webber. There is a legend
"by Herman Rosenhal to kill Webber,
said to have been in the neighborhood
T. Marshall, spoke up when Webbtr
and said his client had nothing to
Mr. Marshall and assented to nom
Rosenthal, walked out to the street
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Kosonthat and myself hare bean good
to pay bis June rent. Would I nut
Paul outing and that seven people at