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LA WYER ANHUT
WIATHBR-fair to-night and
PRICE ONE CENT.
JURY BOX RILED QUICKLY
AT FIRST POUCE GRAFT TRIAL;
Tancredi, Chief Witness for
State, Charges Payments
to Sweeney's Man.
LLOYD AS GO-BETWEEN.
Bribe Paid in Court, Is Alleged,
After Man Had Once
Taking of evidence this afternoon In
tha trial of Thomas V. Roblr.son. plaln
dothesman umler former Inspector
Kwceu. y In Harlem. anl the first police
man to undergo trial on a charge of
graft was held up hy arguments on a
motion In hahalf of other accused offi
cials. Tha Jury box was filled during
tha morning session In the Supreme
Court before Justice Hcabury, a special
panel uf 100 talesmen having been called.
It . lati when Aselstant PWtrlct
Attorney John Klrtland Clark outlined
. ha caac for the proeccutlon In a simple,
matter of fa't way. Me declared he
eouli aliftff that lloblnson had used
th. power of a policeman to extort
through the courtM, having wn -essjiUH.-1
his victim t be sent to prlon for re
fusal to pay graft. This was made
the baala of n threat to rpeut that
operation, wliich OOmpalled payment
of a regular monthly um while ln
. poctor Sweeney remained In the dlB
ulct ami lloblnson OOltttnusx to be
it's plainclothes man.
The chief witness against Robinson Is
Restaurateur Tancredi, whose testi
mony of persecution and extortion be
're the Orand Jury caused the police
Tancredi was the first witness called
to the stand. He la a Greek, and swore
lis had bean In America for thirty
years, moat of the time being In the
restaurant business. In answer to Mr.
Clark's question he said he paid $40
i.rotectlon money to Robinson In Sep
tember of laat year.
Robinson, a tall, heavy set, red faced
nan a typical "cop" In appearance
iook his seat at the counsel table with
sawyers Harry Kopp and Charles Gold
alar, who represented him. District-Attorney
Whitman took command of the
prosecution, aided by Assistant District
Attorneys Moss, Clark and Uroehl.
Robinson Is charged with both brib
ery and extortion from Ludovlco Tan
rsdl. proprietor of a Rallies law hotel
and saloon at No. 10 West Ons Hun
drad and Twenty-fifth street, the spe
cific collection being that of Sept. 1.
Kit, whan Robinson was acting as
weeney'e "plain clot lies" man In the
Sixth Inspection District of Harlem.
Dn that data, It Is charged, Tancredi
;iatd Robinson 140 "protection" money.
U was further charged In the Indict
ment that after Sweeney took charge of
lbs Sixth District Robinson told Tan
credi be would have to pay $100 a month
protection money. Tancredi protested
he was not violating the law, but was
told he would have to pay up or bs "put
"PUT SCREWS" ON TANCREDI BY
ARREST, IT IS CHARGED.
On Sept. S, UU, Tancredi was ar
rested, having failed to pay the sum
demanded. He raised fUO, which tha
State charges he gave Tom Lloyd, a
wall known Harlem character, at Robin
son's demand, and ths case against him
was dismissed In court. On a previous
pons Sinn ths State charged, Tancredi
asj failed to pay the protection money
and had been sent to Blackwell'a Island
for four months because of his failure
to Pr OP-
George 8. Snyder, a salesman of No.
j; West Forty-second street, living at
No. lli West One Hundred and Eighth
street, ths second talesman examined,
was accepted as Juror No. 1 and fore
man Of ths Jury.
rnst B. Osborne of No. ltt Riverside
Drive was excused by the Court be
cause he said he believed there was
corrupt alliance "between the police Je.
pertinent and ths underworld."
OTHER JURORS ARE QUICKLY
CHOSEN FROM SELECTED PANEL
William C. Popper, a broker, living
at No, 260 Weet Seventy-eighth street,
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Cpirtsht. 113, hr
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FOR SULZER'S 0. K.
Minority Leader Brown Attacks
It Before Final Passage
Measure Makes Universal Rate
for Service in the
ALBANY. April U.-The Iarrlmer
Mil, providing fr a universal fivs-Mnt
telephone rats In Greater Now York,
passed ths third reading In the Senate
to-day by a vote of 27 to 14, and now
goes to the Oovsrnor. Only his Ma-nature
Is necessary to give New York
suburbanites the reduced telephone rats
.'or which they have been clamoring for
The bill was not pasted without warm
discussion and eons! ierabls opposition.
Minority Leader tlrnvn characterised
the bill as "a measure designed to
curry favor with the unthinking multi
tude." It Is clearly unconstitutional," he
declared In the debate which preceded
the vote on the bill, "but what's the
Constitution when you can feed the
people with something that tastes rfood
so they will vote for you In the fall?"
He was bitter especially over the pro
vision In the bill which extends th
time of a conversation from three min
utes to five minutes for a alngl charge
"Why don't you make It half an hour
so the Governor can talk when he Is
Senator Wende had an amendment
designed to Include within the provi
sions of the bill all cities of more than
200,000 population, but he withdrew thla
when Majority Leader Wagner called
his attention to the fact that It might
halt action on the bill.
"Amendments to any measure at this
late day." warned Mr. Wagner, "are
likely to oause entanglements which
might prevent their passage."
The withdrawal of the Wende amend
ment left the bill open to vote, and It
was passed Immediately.
The law, should the bill be signed by
Gov. Suiter, would be ;f especial benefit
U those In tbr utlyug suburban d;
r'cts of the c'y. At pieient a ohaftfg
of twenty osnU for a sinirle Mil within
the boundaries of the greater city is
possible, and tha.-e are n any rails at V
and 10 cents while the flv- cunt call, now
to become universal, has been cu'ifliitd
largely to calls within the egtfea. borough.
Tottenvtlle, 8. I., for example., though
part of New York city, cannot com
municate with any point off iitaten Isl
and for less than 20 cents a call except
In the case of calls to Southern Man
hattan, where the toll Is still 16 cents.
ROBIN AGAIN A WITNESS.
Uoee Before Urlevaace ( osasslttee
of Bar association.
On ths application of Joseph O,
Rabin, Supreme Court Justice Platxek
this afternoon Issued a writ of habeas
corpus, commanding the Warden of tha
Tombs Prison, where Robin Is confined,
to brine him before the Grievance
Committee of the Bar Association.
The Committee met this afternoon at
the building of the Association, at No.
41 Weat Korlj-fourth street, to examine
into charges against Philip A. Rollins,
James M. Olfford and others In con
nection wiiii us NorUisru Bank.
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LAWYER ANHUT HER PRETTY EYES
INDICTED IN THAW jTHAT WONT BEHAVE
BRIBERY CASEj EXHIBITSIN COURT
Charged With Offering Money Mrs. Schiff Just Won't Be Re-
to Dr. Russell for Certifi
cate of Sanity.
QUICKLY GIVES BAIL.
Grand Jury Will Next Week
Resume Its Inquiry Into
Charge of Conspiracy.
John Nicholson Anhut of No. 10
Wall street, who. In the few month
he had practised at the New York
bar had become attorney of record for
Marry K. Thaw and reelved 125.000
to procure Thaw's rslease from Mat
teawan. was Indicted to-day bp the
Huprome Court Orand Jury on ths
chargo of bribery.
Anhut was specifically charged with
offering a brlbs to Dr. J. W. Rusaall,
former Superintendent of the Asylum
for ths Criminal Insane at Matteawan.
to sign a certificate that the slayer of
Mian ford White was sufficiently sans
to bs at large.
Anhut surrendered himself this aftsr
noon and was arralxned before Justice
Keabury In the Criminal Term of the
Supreme Court. He was represented by
AnrsSt. boyish looking and dressed In
ths height of London fashion, walked
smilingly to the bar. Ball was fixed
at f (,000, and pleading was deferred
until April 22. Anhut at once gave a
surety company bond.
The Grand Jury which has been In
vestigating tha Thaw bribery and con
spiracy case adjourned to-day until next
Monday, when It will resume Us Inquiry
Into the charge that there existed a
conspiracy to Influence public officers
to free Thaw and at the same time to
procure 1100,000 from the Thaw family.
Other Indictments msy follow.
The Thaw scandal first came to light
before Gov Suiter's Investigating Com
mittee, where Dr. Russsll, on ths wit
ness stand, testified tbat Anhut had
offered him the 'bribe In an uptown
hotel In Nsw York. Dr. Russsll swore
that he had reported the brlbs offer to
Col. W. K. Scott, then Superintendent
of Prisons. Scott failed to report the
matter to Gov. Sulser and later was re
moved from office.
Anhut went before the Suiter commit
tee and admitted he had received HV0
worth of stock In the Consolidated Oaa
Company from Thaw, on condition that
he bring about Thaw's release In tlx
weeks. About ltf.000 of this money,
Anhut tald, had been returned to Thaw.
Anhut denied that he offered a br.-ie
to Russell charging that Russell had
demanded a share of Anhut's fse for
agreeing to certify to Thaw's prsssnt
While before ths committee Dr. R is
soil swore that William P. Clark, sec
retary of the committee, who had free
sccsss to Matteawan, had come to
him and said that Gov. Suiter was
particularly anxious to see Thaw freed.
This statement, which Gov. Suiter de
clsrsd falsa, so aroused ths Governor's
Ire that hs had ths sntlre matter re
ferred to District-Attorney Whitman
for Grand Jury action.
The case was laid before the Orand
Jury by Assistant District-Attorney
William A. De Ford and Special Assis
tant District-Attorney Einsr Chryi.ic.
counsel for the Orlevance Committee of
the Bar Association.
All ths witnesses before the Orand
Jury with the exception of Oustav
Roeder of The World, were compelleJ
to sign formal waivers of Immunity
from prosecution before i in-: permitted
to go before the Grand Jury. Anhut
refused to sign ihe waiver and did not
Among ths wltnessss who did tsstlfy
wsrs Harry Tbaw, his mother, Mrs.
Mary Copoly Thaw; Clark, Alfred Henry
Lewis, a magatlne writer; Val O'Parrell,
private detective. Dr. W. J. Kennedy,
Dr. Russell, Col. Scott snd Detective
Howard A. Hoffman of I'uughkeeptle,
Thaw's confidential mesenger.
FOUR AEROPLANES FLEW
OVER SAHARA DESERT.
HWKIU. Algeria, April 17. -Pour mili
tary aeroplanes piloted b l.leuts It-lm-hert,
Cheutln, Jolain ami BsgOrll ofsthe
Krench army, arrived here tOaday after
a .'.oi-mil,, trip over the Sahara desert.
Kne of the machines carried Col. Hout
tesux as h' iiaa-ieimei Tic entire lilt it
as made without an tsvurb
INDICTED IN 1 HA
NEW TORE, THURSDAY, APRIL 17,
sponsible for What They Do,
So It's Up to Court.
MUSIC CAUSE OF SUIT.
His Wife's Sister Brought
Opera Bee Inln Max's House
and It Stung Him.
Two flashing, dastllng syes, haxel In
shade and large and beauteous, whlrn
can't 'he made to behave, were received
as Kxhlblts A and B In Justice OJegsr
Ich's part of the ''-preme Court to-day.
Try as earnestly as she ran, Mrs.
Ophelia Schiff admitted', It's simply Im
possible to focus those optics, especially
when the object Is Maxlmtlllan Schiff,
her husband, since she was fifteen
years old she's now twenty-seven she
has tried to harness them. They won't
Because she suffers f ram Anna Held'
ailment Mrs. s-hlff Is called "Bright
Ryes." She was testifying In hay suit
for ssparatlon from Schiff, who) ta a
merchant on lower Broadway. Almost
couuettlshly Mrs. Schiff told how her
husband begged her to rsturn to him
mid how she refused.
"Now see hare. Mrs. rlehlff," demand
ed ths lawyer, taking a firm grip of ths
counssl table. "Isn't It true that your
husband has constantly found fault
with you because of your habit of flirt
ing with your eyes?"
"Yes, Indsed; that's quits true," and
fur a moment those orbs fixed His
Honor, who directly busied himself
CAN'T MAKE HER EYES EHAVE,
"Yoni mean that you cannot control
the movements of your eyes?" aakeri
"Why. yes, I auess that's the way
you'd express It."
"Well, what's rhe matter with your
"Really. I can't tell you."
"Mrs. Schiff, a your head as un
fixed as your eyes, so that you turn
around and look at men?"
"Moat certainly not, air'"
"Are your syes an affliction,
madam?" asknd the Court.
"I'm afraid thoy must bs. Judge,'
returned Mrs. Schiff sweetly.
"Have you been using your eyas In
this court room?" quickly demanded
tlie lawyer, evidently hurrying to re
lieve the Court.
"Well, I may have, for 1 n ally don I
know what they do."
"Will the counsel on the other side
concede thai tills young aotnan can't
make her eyes behave?" itxke.1 Hch ff's
There's Ills Honor, let him decide."
EYES ARE ENTERED AS EXHIB
ITS A AND B.
Ihit the Court denllned the challenge
He compromised by stating both eyes
could he accepted ns exhibits and would
have their Till value determined when
he studies out the case Mrs. Scntff.
with more oculsr pyrotechnics, declared
she told Schiff If he were "half a man
and understood the Kngllsh language"
he would have left her long before he
The basic element of Maxlmtlllan
RehMTl woes Is that he allowed his
wife's sister. Iieiuin, and her husJanl,
Ralph, to share his apartme.it at No
!& West One Hundred and Thirteenth
street. Had Helllla remained awav
from the cosily furnished nest of Maul
mllllgn ami In- unusually attractive
wife, Ophelia, a nvusl teacher or pera
coac-h, as William S.mon designate
himself, non.il not have caat a shadow
over the domestic serenity of the
At least thla Is Maxlmllllsn's de
fense to his wife's suit Kor nine
years, until July. !!. Mat and Ophalla
busked In connubial peace. un that
fatal date, which Schiff unerringly
recalled on the witness stand to-day,
I sellllis . with a temperament undis
turbed by matrimony, but with an op
eratic bee,. hrouKht rhe musical atmos
phere Into the Schiff apartment. Much
of the atmosphere waa William Simon,
who. besides he'.nir a "professor," plays
a violin In a lirnndway hotel
H ciifT, as an In lustrlous mere lant In
the lower llroudwiiv district, found II
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Musical Wife Suing Hubby, and
Fiddler Who Caused Trouble
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FLY 241 MILES
IN 245 MINUTES
American and British Airmen
Cross Over Channel From
Dover to Cologne.
DOVEJTt, England, April 17, Ousts v
Hams, ths British aviator, aooompanled
by an American named Frank Duprs,
accomplished a monoplane non-stop
flight to Dover from Cologne, Germany,
this afternoon In four hours and flv.
Ths distance from Dover to Cologne
in an air line Is approximately 211 miles,
so that ths monoplane traveled at the
rats of nearly a mils a msnute all ths
CHINA MAKES APPEAL
FOR CHRISTIAN PRAYERS.
April 27 Set Aside as Day for Sup
plication That Government May
Be Wisely Guided.
I'M KING, (Thins, April 17 An appnAl
made by the Chinese, Government to all
the Christian rhurohes In China to set
aside April IT as a day fur prayer thitj
China may be guided to a wise solution
of the critical problems besetting her is
regarded here as striking evidence of
ihe extraordlnsry manges whtoh have
taken place In the nation since the
The sjfr' was dtatrliiutrd ornadcast
hy telesrrsiph to-day to all the trovernora
and hlgli official within whose I in die
lion Christian tkWWMMlUsj are to be
found. It was also ssnt to the leaders
of the various mtxsions.
I'raver was requested in the appeal
for the National Aseemhh for the
new government, for the President of
the Republic, who Is yet to be alerted,
for the constitution of the republic.
for the recognition itt the repnldlc hy
the nowera. for the maintenance of
pe e and for the election of strong
and virtuous men to office.
Balloon Explodes in Sky;
Three Aeronauts Killed
PARIS, April 17 -Three military aeronauts wore killed to-day by the
exploding of tpherlogl balloon at Nulsy-le-Soo, about Ave miles to th.
nortbeagt of Phrls. Five persons were un bourd at the time.
Th. two survivor, were badly Inju-ed.
The French War Office report, tbu' the balloon fn loiiKed to the Army
Aeronautical Corps ami that Ihe epw SB bourd oiiMlHied of five French
army oftV.rs, tbrue ot wbuni psff eilluj
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IN CASE OF TY COBB.
Georgia Federation Tables Motion
on Ground That Ball Players
Are Not Unionized.
AI GI HTA. tea. April 17.- A
tlon condemning the methods of or
ganised h;m.-bll as emptiaslsnd by Ty
Cohb's case was tabled t.. .lav hy die
'l-.rgl;i KMder.irton of I.e. or Ths
convention took the stand that Cobb's
dispute with the lieirolt 'lut was not
one In whl'-h orsaiilxnrl lsho' was In
terfiled, us an effort hsVl been male
1 W unionize ball play Off ari tn
W BRIBER Y
BUI NOT BE ABLE TO
RESUME ACTIVE IRK
Cardinal Merry Del Val, In Ominous
Statement, Says Even if Pontiff
Lives, There Is Question of His
Strength to Resume Full Duties.
KING OF ITALY TOLD DEATH
MAY COME AT ANY TIME
Pius Again Rallies, Declares He Feels
Relieved and Insists on Leaving
Bed Condition Reported Better.
(Special Cable Dsapssoti to Ths Cvsnlng World.)
ROME, April 17. Cardinal Merry del Vtl's opinion concerninf ft
Pope's condition, as given to the Spanish Ambassador today, shows s
marked change in the Papal Secretary of State's optimistic tons, adopted
until quite recently. i
"The Holy Father's wrditton," saM the Orrdmal to the Ambassador,
"rives cause for serious fears, less on account of the actual mahdy than
the symptoms of organic trouble, uraemia and irterio-sckrosh, considered
In connection with advanced age.
"His organism is like the rusty works of c watch. The watch goes on,
but the slightest unforeseen hitch brings it to a stop. It is also noticeable
that each morning bulletin shows a slight loss of ground. Hence the teal
fear lies in the question whether, even allowing for his recovery, the Holy
Father will ever be restored sufficiently to resume active direction cfalhe
GIRL IN "BUSY" BOOTH
FOUGHT OFF TVD MEN
WHO SMASHED DOOR
Raincoat and Shirtwaist
Tatters When the Row
Miss Bessls Hardin of No. e4 Potfr
avenue. Jersey Hty. appeared before
Judge Quran In the Second District
Criminal Court of that fair city to-day
to mass the charge that Thomas Lane
ot No. t Fifth street, a conductor of
ths Lehigh Valley Railroad, was no
Lane, with a friend. John Sullivan,
went Into a telephone booth In the
Orovs street station of ths Hudson
tunnel last night and called a frlsnd
Hs was told to wait a moment an :
left ths booth, leaving the recslvsr
hanging from ths hook.
Mis. Kaolin, unawars that ths booth
was "busy," slipped In and tried to call
snot her number. 8ho closed the sec
tional door behind her. Lane rapped on
ths window and mad. signs snd she
motioned with her free hand for him to
so away. Lane and his friend put their
shoulder, ku th. door, trying to rare.
Whan ah was over Sties Hanllri's rain
coat and la -e waist ware In tatter and
the door was a wreck of broken glaai,
and splinters. Policeman Martin of the
City Hell station heard the uproar and
ran In and srrsstel Lane at Miss Han
lUt'a requeit. Judge Uu.nn adjourned
tr rase to give Miss llaml' i an opjr
tunlty to bring witnesses to-morrow to
prove that she was not herself tu blame
for the quarrel.
m. s t, i.'itr. Tlcksti tnl msi ntluss its all
I juTmoit;. itnea clisik e
ssnsk ear sad sifftl.
ios, i ttitru anj aoutb flews iiiib
Ciia'k cjoih fof basssjs asJ
Pal. ts-aisjht aaa Friday.
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NOafK, April IT.-m. Pop. 1mmtich
wmm to-day, according ts i
ths Vatican, that If prsssat
continue th. last buUstla
health will be published by
"an. ta-tnorrow. In this tha
will d solars that all fear for tha
ence of th. Pontiff la sSMjsjjsA Tha
Pop. himself says h. ti bettor WtJMa
Dr. Andrea Amlot visited Msg at saSB
to-day and asked him how ha SMI save
Pontiff replied: issj. sja
"This is ths first dap since say fas,
rslapss that I reel really rsstSTSal"
To-nlghf. bulletin on the Popa asn
dltlon issued at I o'clock says;
"His Holiness passed a good day wraV
out fsvsr This svsnlng Ms tampsratars
I. Ths Improvement ta th. tironcalal
Hasplts thasa raasmrtag -tlligsssju
the following announoamsnt Is slgalfl-
.nrvws ugai eat ua rami
dltlon of ths Pop.:
b. aboolataly sax. of ths real i
or sins K, te-oay t ttasc gj.
Wr rsspoaslbls for ths ears of has
hsalth. Ths Pope's phystslsas replied
to ths appeal for a dtrsst eta tamest
with ths frank declaration that It was
eatremely SUJacalt ta say that tas
PoaUff's eonstttaUoa woaid STsnssas
tas prsssat crlsU.
at eves it It aid as, H was as
plalasd. the remainder of ths PaattaT.
days would .UU be snnssssisi as ssm.
carious aad ths sad saight as
Prof, Marchlafava and Dr. Amid ts
day again lmpresssd on the Pops Us
nscssslty of complete rest, informing
him that any activity would create ob
stacles to his recovery.
KWKfe RISES FROM NIS
"Your commands shall be " tts."
said ths Pope smilingly, with an sir U
reslgnallun. Shortly after ths Snnlaia
had left, however, ths sua broke throaga
the cluuds and Inundated ths Pope's lad
chsmber with Its rays. This PoaUaT
thereupon declared that ha could eS
dure his bed no longer.
His resllessnsss Increased and hs saw
hs would feel mors oootfortabt. la aa
He thsn Insisted on rising aad kM sjh.
tendants fslt obliged to giva way ta gas
wishss. His valet proceeded ta hsU bass
u rise, out ta. ran.
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