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rounding up, a se\en-passenger tour
Ing car drove up ln the rear tt Poli'-e
Headquart'-rs and *___8 tO a stop. One
of the men ln the rnuchine, known on
the East Side as "Little Bock," a mem?
ber of the "Jack" K,rrocco gang. IcaUBBi
out and inquir-d anxlously as to the
details of tlu shooting from the news?
paper men about the cntr.tn<e. When
they learn-d that Zelig had been kllled
by "Bed Phil" they expressed their dis
aj.polntment 01 . r.ly, and let it be
knovvn that they wer.* in the hunt to
make way with the leader of the "Kld
Car Filled, Only One Witnefls.
Pafljptta the fnct that the car on which
the murder was commitud wns fllled
with passengers, the police obtained
only ..ne witne'-s to the actual shooting.
Thls witness gave his name as Hyman
Oiverth, of No 348 East 9th street. The
police detained him as _ materlal wit?
lt is not known Just where "Big
Jack" br.arded the car whh-h was Lo
carry hlm to hls death. By the time
the C?I reached the neighborhood of
14th street it was erowdt .*, with pas?
sengers. many of whom were women.
aVaJM persons were even hanglng on to
the runninr; board. Hundreds of par*
BOflfl Brete on the sldeualks, in the r< g
ular Saturday nlght outpouring of the
Zellg wns sittlng In one of the rear
Bi a\ta of the car, snioking a clgar and
9] i> ir? ntly with 8 mirui free ffroaa
worry. Two women were on either
side of the'gang leader, although not
in hl3 company. As the car neared
12th Etreet some of the passengers no
ticed a man runnlng along the Side*
walk, a*: though trylng to keep up arit_
When the car did rot stop at t-tfc
street the an left the sidewaik and
darted into the street. His coat was
open and flapping as he ran. and he wns
holdlng somethlr.g r]0#fl to his rlpht
side. The evidently desperate resol\e I
of the man to cntch the car attracted
the attentlon of many persons on the
street and several turned to watch
As the car reached the north side of
1-Hh street and came to a etop to let
off Bs_aB8?flJBB. th? ligbts went o-.it ow- ,
ing to the awltch **roaa1i | at that pbin
J_8t at this mor.tent the man who hnd
been running so desperately In his ef- j
fortg to ov< rtake th? car reached the j
rear running board. With a fi/insr
leap he grabbed one of the wooden up- j
rlphtB in his left hand and whlpped I
hls free hand up with a motion catlike <
ln its qulckness.
Shoots Into Darkened Car.
It apptarcl as though he had se.lect
BtJ the moment when the car was j
thrown into ternporaiy darkness for
thfl shooting. He must have seen "B'.g '
Jack" before he l.oarded the car, as he j
showed DO hesltation in aimlng at hls I
victtm, but pulled the trlgger almost j
slrnultaneously with his leap to the
The sudden flash and report of the
revolver thot sHinned the paflBflngeri
n.-ate.-t ZfltlBj fOf 8 morr.ent. They
thought there had been a blowout or
a short elrcult. The next instant. how?
ever, the "ights twinkled again, and one
of the women aitting next to Zelig
Horeamed shrilly as he lurched forward
in hls seat and then tell half over on
A .'plash of red at the uack of Zelig's
head appeared as the blood began to j
flow more freely. Tbe woman on whor_ (
the gangman had falkn falnted and ;
added to the cxcltement and confusion. j
</lher passengers glanced back and*
b_w the livid face of the dying man,
aaw the wound in his head and real
Ized that raurdv had been done.
For the next few moments there was
wiid panie. Women and men fought
with one another ln thelr frantic ef
forts to leave the car. The man who
had done the shooting took advantage
of thia confusion and habble of tonguos
and started running east 88 fast as he
t o.ild sprint. He would probahly have
made his escape had it not been for
l'atrolman S.hmklt, of tbe East 2_d
Btreet Btatlon, who was escortlng a
parade of the Benjamln Schnltzer As
Boclatlon. of No. 310 East 10th street,
down Second avenue. Ab the parade
crossed 14th atreet Schmtdt heard the
report of the dlBcharged cartridge and
saw the mad scramble of flgures on the
surface car. He left the parade and j
ran after a fast runnlng man.
Schmldt gradually overhauled him
and caught him opposlte No. 320 East
14th street. The man offcred no re
sistance when arrested and accom
]>anled Schmldt back to the scene of
the shooting. Accordlng to the police
he raurmureJ eomething about havlng
tahe_ hls just revenge on the man who
had robbed him.
Revenge Motive, Police 8ay.
After Zelig's body had been taken to
the East __d street statlon and
Short cut to wellness.
The apprehension attending a
Cold taken in the fall of the year,
with a long winter ahead, niakes
it more to be dreaded than at any
The short cut to wellness is a
dose of "Seventy-seven" at the
first chill or shiver, to restore the
checked circulation, start the
blood coursing through the veins
and break up the Cold.
Don't wait till you begin to
rough and sneeze or it may take
longer?it pays to keep "Seventv
ttv.n" handy. All Druggists 25c.
Humphr-ys' Horneo Medlclne Co.. ("or. Will
_ni and Ann Mr?--ts, N?w YorV_
MY STOCK OF SARDINES
ar? h?jxaitr-.l fr./tii Trajtoa, I'urlutral, Kpmri
and Sernay All ot fhe h'-?t qUBlitr. 1 don't
a.-ll tna poorar qu_lttlre. callanan'a Maaaiine
nnd t*rlr? Llat r_a:i> .1 un r<uu?*?t.
T.. J. (''M.AT4IK, 11 and 4A ____ M'
CARPET l li. W. WIlllAMS
Tel. 311 Columbus. Kst 1*7$.
CLEANINC 353 Wtst 54th St
?eej-hed, hls identity belng disclosed
i>y several letters found ln the pock
ets, the man who had killed him waa
.?uestioncd. He told the police his
name and other facta about himself,
but .;ept reiterating, they say, that he
had done tbe shooting out of revenge.
Davidson sald he had met Zelig at a
ball on tie East Side on P'riday night.
and the gang leader had shown great
friendllness toward him. Davldson
said he. too, grew confldential over the
rirlnking tables and let the fact be
known that he waa well supplied with
money. He did not see Zelig agaln, he
said, untll yesterday afternoon.
About 8 o'clock, Davldson said, he
met Zellg agaln. and after havlng sev?
eral drinks the two men atarted to
walk down Broome street. Suddenly
Z'lig turned to Davidaon and aaid:
"Come here a minute," at the same
time pushing Davidson into a hallway.
"Now pass over that wad of yours,"
were "Big Jack's" wordt;, according to
Davidson. and when the latter remon
strated the big gangman placed a re
votver to Davldson's stomach, and nt
the same tlme brought a blacklack
down on hls head. By the tlme David?
aon recovered his sense8, he aays, Zelig
had rifled hla pocketa of the $4<>0 and I
Davldson told how he had hunted for
Zellg all the rest of the afternoon and
finally found hlm on the Second avenue
How closely the killing of "Big Jack"
Zebg ia associated wlth the kllllng of |
ilerman Rosenthal can be gleaned
from the fact that Distrlct Attorney
Whitman gave orders to Captain Fau
rot, the fingerprint expert, not to ques
tlon "Red Phil" further untll he him?
self had had a chanee to question th;
slayer of Zelig. It will be remembered
that ihe Distrlct Attorney adopted th *
same measures when the other men
now held in the Rosenthal caae were I
first placed under arreat.
Little Money Found on Zelig.
The story told by Davldson has many
wenk links in ita itracture, it eppeared
last nipht. .uo far hs can be lr-p.--.il
he wafs never known as a man wh>>
carried large stims with hlm. Anoth. r
thing, only .1 small amount of silver .
coin was found on the dead gang leader i
when his body \\<is OOni-bcd.
The pri*-<>!ier'H brother-in-law, Davld
Alter. wlth whom Di.vidson and hls j
wife have been staylng on the third
floor of a tenement house at N<>. 11 7th
stri et. went to Police Headuuarters
wlth Mrs. Davldson eoon after the j
"My husband doe0 carry money, .
S'.metinics as much as $l.m?0." said |
.Mrs. Dnyldeon, who i.> named Don anl
ls about twenty-two years old. "I
don't know if h-* had any last i.lght
when he went out. I think be sald he
was golng to an I_ast Side ball."
Fron the woman lt wa- learned that
tho DnvMeone were married about two
years ago In New York, and Davldson
at one time had a fruit atand ln
Rrownsville. Much of their tlme has
been spent in FftthlMU. she sald.
"Wi' eanu bere from Peebaklll last
Thursday," she went on. "and went t<?
Davld'O house. I don't know anythlng
about Pbll'o being a gengater. He
never sald anythlng about lt tO me. I
alwava thought he waa honest and hp.rd
Distrlct Attorney Whitman brck* up
her conversatlon with the reporters by
taklng her into the Detectlve Bureau
untll he could get tlme to talk to her.
Say Davidson Is Boston Man.
Cangmen had it that Davidaon waa
a Boston character known as "Red
Ptail," and was known by the police
and had done work for them. One man
said whal reaily happened was that
Davldson came from Boston, elther
yesterday or the night before. and when
Zellg met him on the street, "Big Jack"
"Here, you crook, what are you dolng
here? You're nothlng but a stool. any
way, and 1've got my eye open for
"A stool. am I?" Davidson is said to
have anawered. "How can you talk
about stools, when you're a atool for
Becker and hls crowd0'*
Whlle Captain Faurot waa flrin-f
queoboai at Davldson before the ar?
rival of Mr. Whitman the man got
badly confused. He could not rernem
ber Just how he knew that Zellg waa
ln the nelghborhood of 14th atreet and
Second avenue. Nor could he explaln
how it was that "Big Jack" had re?
celved a telephone message a few mln?
utes before he went to hlB death. whiie
ih a restaurant at No. 74 Second ave?
nue, asklng him to go to 14th Btreet
and Second avenue. Davldson siillenly
protested that he knew nothlng about
this telephone message. although he
himself left 14th street and Second
avenue Just in time to meet the car on
which Zellg was riding.
When attempts were made by news
paper men to learn from the proprletor
of the restaurant what conversatlon
had taken place over the telephone,
nothing could be learned 'exeept that
Zelig had said: "All rlght. kld, 1*11
hop on a Second avenue car and meet
vou there ln five mlnutes." He then
ran out and got on an approacblng
northbound car. That was the last
seen of him by those ln tho restaurant.
who were told of hla ueath wlthin flve
mlnutes after Zellg had left them.
Asked aa to where he got the revol
vei wlth which he did the shooting,
Davidson eald he had gone 10 Jersey
Clty after Zellg h_.d robbed hlm and
bought the weapon. Thla statement
will be closely investigated by Mr.
Shortly before midnight Deputy
Commlssloner Dougherty arrlved at
Headquarters and went into the room
where Mr. Whitman was closeted with
Davidson. At about the same tlme it
was announced that Commlssloner
Wnldo had been roused from hin bed
and was on hls way to Headquarters.
When the body of Zelig waa eearehed
aeveral blood stalned letters wera
found. The following from "Whltey"
Lewls, ln the Tombs, was the flrst
Tombe I'rison. QoiO-Of 6, 1912
Eriend Jack. 1 read tliat letter you
sent to Loul*, nnd you <*on't Imaglne how
I felt when I read lt. for I know that
everythlng you write comea from the
depth* of your heart. Well, Jack, I
want vou to Btop worrying ebout ub. as
?*? hare evervthlng tbat we wiBh for, an
W? ate havinK tbe best of tlmeB up lo re.
We are only up here on a very Bhort va
.?atlori to have a good reat und fatt.-n us
up. So If we near that you are taklng
things to heart we trill be very angry at
you. So cheer up, and be good That Ib
all we aak of .ou. WelL Jack. 1 Omm
you would thariri Hannah for the klnd
nrss she has shown us ny sending us
fhe bundleB. ,'or we know what a Job ene
must hav.- had to pack four bli? bundies
for ua four tdg brutes
Well, Jack. I ani gettlng fatter ever>
day and gainlng weight at the rate or
flve pounda u we*ik. I am havlng a lot
of fun with Frank. tellliiK him ti lot or
funriv ioltes, as he ls the only one I can
SBUslljr see. For the rest. I wlsh I had
them' near me. so 7 could ioke wlth them
and cheer Ihem up. The only time 1
can aee them la when the lawyer caiis
Ofl them, and that is when I get them
lauglilng. I wish vou 4-ould go to Ban
Hanley and trv to get l.ouie down to
ni.- and get blm ooubled up with me, Bfl
rou know how dear Louie is to me. Well.
Jack, 1 haven't any more tn write. so I
clf.se thls letter with best rearards to
Joejr and to your wlfe. J-'rom JTfUr
P. 54 - Frank. Louie and Oyp Bend rO
gaids to you, to Joey and to your wlfe.
Go-dby and good luck to you.
"Things Look Fine" to Vallon.
The secdnd letter found is stgned
"Harry," and was also sent from the
Tombs prison. It ls as follows:
October 3, 1.12 (Thui-flday).
Daar Friend BBI.: A few IJnea ietilng
you know 1 am feellng Bne and Ifl 8*0*41
health. Alao Louie and W'hltey anfl
Frank. I bope you and fOWt wlfe are.
the same. Well, old boy, ihlngfl looB Bne.
They could aot look better. I reaa ia j
your letter, and Louie and mys.-lf arere
ttckled to death to read it. We have a
hall ol a time here all lc OUraelTj??. ao
n<.thl:.? but fool and klck on. another.
Gee. di.l vou see that plece al?>ut Louie
ln to-daVs JournalT We lamrhed our
BelTflfl stck over it. You remember IBBI
f.-llow who said he was stuck up l.'st
w.-ek on s< cond avenue? Wall, ne "fl up
here with ua, and WP kld the 11-.- out
Of blm. Well. /el. take car-*- of youtseir.
and I know you ar.- one who can. oo
that fo rtl close wlth regard* an-I Oe#l
wlahee te jmirself and arlfe. From your
true friend. . H\l ,?,
Kcgaids and bfat wlshes from W. an
F. Answer as soon as possible, ir ><>u
Doesn't Envy MilHonaires.
The thlrd letter ls slgned "L..ul.-,"
and was sent from the Totnbs t_fl*t
T__ra_ay. lt reads:
Tombs Prison, Ofte*ber 3'd. Ittl
Mv deai Pal: i recelveo your Unter and
waa eertalnly glad te )>ear fromr you and
vou certalnly know how l more tlan ap
preclatfl what you are dolng for me. zei,
old pal, i atn-i worryina b Mt eai feod.
and sleep good. and also havlng a litt.e
fun up bere and arUl certala y ba reaaj
foi lhat bts "'hristmns dlnner.
/,i. you tell me you are gotns bo ettcb
to BM and to the boys to the . nd. J kno*.
lhat, Zel a.- I kn..w what you are? niade
up. h.ivlriK ftilly conftdeiiee ln >ou oh
huv that you rvlll stlo* to tba end. I
know- tbat Zcl i I knoar a hm you i *?
madi of, ani /el. to tell vou th-? trutl;i, l
BBTB got lt better than a lot of them b.im
milllonalrea got lt outalde. and waa up
raal nlKht until 8 a. ni. in the mornli.l.
plavinu carda and eatiiu lamb cnope,
bul who, do vou thlc" w-is in our part' ?
bul Oeorge Blchman, ihat famouB Jewaler
from Second arenue. Ha came u,, h-i
tlfj Porstrey as be failed to iaen
tlfv him. BO hls cnang 1 hla mlnJ an'l
thOUghl he would keep me company for i
whi)?- and I can aasure you he la aere.
Mv father and hls lawyei called me
down to the rounael room yeatarday, antl
l had a cheerful chat flnth him. Ami
after 1 got through with hlm he "?_?
convlnceo tbat I really f_w- oothlna to
d.. In thls --as.-. ani he flranl away leel
tng much better Now. old pal. Ief me
know how vou are Hiid h.-w tbi?ga ar.
on the outalde. T ftlf-o tcii tbfl boya l '
write to you I wlll now cb.se, truBting
this will'find vou in the bBOt of health, '
as l am al preaent. aiM. hoi ir g thls arlll
rheer you np, as your letter cheered tne
i remeln \our alncere friend snd
B_L LoFIF.. ,
j? **a--4_fve my best re^arda to your
wlfe, Jack Wolf and my friend.
Praised Zelig as True Pal.
The fourth and last letter found ln
Zelig s ciothln. la algned "FTank Ciroflcl."
and brars 80 date It followa.
Mv 1*4881 Friend Ja.k: I read your iet
ter 'an-i Jack, I tell you it rnada me feel
klnd of had to thlnk you are takit.g it so
bard jn oui account. but l know wl.._ B
true pal vou afe, ? l know what BbOUt
how you feel. I know thi rittgtit 1 heard
Jlt. _nd Leftv wrie ai reated 1 cried llke
a llttle. baby. I l.ad trie blue? tor B flfaa k.
Hefore that, the day you turued >our
pocketa ii.;!de out, waa enouah for me
l)o you remember lt? lu-ar pal, I h.i.*.
more falth In you than In any d\'.r.t b? uik
ln tkla whol.- country. I tell yoo tbe
truth rlfbt from my heart. I don't know
you long Jack, and I thlnk if it waaa't
for vou i don't know what arould ba| pen
to f'ne. lirliu,' I am B I?a^.., of OOUrM,
you don'l knov. what I B-OW. But time
Wlll tell, old pal. even at that i .win al*
srajra ready le t-. ke anytjilna they han.bd
ir.e and Bay Bothlng. Dear Jack, i ougbt
not be wrltlnK to you :nv hard ui.-k
atory. Don't rn!nd lt I am as happy ??
a lord, otherwlae. Well, old boy. .lon't
worry. we arlll have a .rrand time up at
mother's house as soon as B*4 Bll Be' oti.r
Lci us, hope tboy rush th :igs alonK thfl
sooner tl.e h.ttr-r He cheerful. Jack,
there Bi not n bit of wortytnn wlth the
f< ur of us. lf I have so much falth la
you I nm sure the rest of the boya have
the aame l have tliouRht nuiny a time
how you atid your good llttle wlfe, <;.'d
Maaa h<T. have worked niaklng tip food
for ub. Tell her I prayed to-day tbal I
can me.-t h< r ai.d B?allB her hand flrltb
K'-r bb much thanka for her Kr.-at kind
ii.sn 1 thlnk 1 write you a BBN ...114;
b-tter aad bope ta Bat ooa In return i
would have written lonj? B80, but 1 d.dn't
know your addreaa. HopinK thls will find
you and your wlfe lutppy, au-l wlth my
best wishes, I retnain your true friend,
Kooni 32H. KHANK (IKOFH'I.
P, S? Rea_rdfl te you and Jack Wolf.
Better days comlnff dt-ar, Kood nlffht.
Site at Oourt and Joralemon
Streets, Brooklyn, Bought.
It beenme known yesterday that the
four old bulldln*(s at the -Quthweit corner
Bf Joralemon and CotBai streets, Bl *0_"
lyn. had recently been boiiKht l.y the
Hubway Realty '"ompany. of Manhattan,
a subsldlary of the InterbtirouKh hapld
Translt '"ompany. The object of thia pur
chaae, lt Is understood, Is to erect n larKe
A well known bank ln lirooklyn has al?
ready apj.lied for a leflflBJ on the Kround
floor of the bulldlng, and negotlatloiiF are
now under way. It *vas aaid that if the
denl t*oes thro<ikrh the bulldlni? will prob*
ably be named after the bank. No Befinlts
action In the rnatter will oe taken until
The four bulldlngs whlch wlll soon be
razed were recently aasesaed by the tax
department nt 1397.000. Of thljl amount
the land valuatlon was pbxeed it J35*.S00
Although the new bulldlng wlll be only
four storlcB hlgh. It ts the Intentlon of the
company eventually to bulld lt up to
flfteen or eightean atorles
COLONEL ^ESTSAT HOME
Denies Himself to All Callers at
IH> Tele.;iaph to The Trlbune.]
Oyster Bay, Long Island, Oct. 6 ? Theo
dore Roosevelt arrived here from New
York In hls car thls afternoon and ltn
nuired hlm.*cif In hls home on tiagamore
Hlll. Tired and anxtoua to recuperate
for the aeventeen days of travelllng and
?peakliig beginning Monday, when he
starts on his Western trlp, tho colonel
denled hlmself to all vlsitor.?.
The colonel wlll spend to-morrow, or
part of lt, preparlng hls speeches to be
dellvered during hls Western trlp, tn
which he wlll invade La Follette's state
and Oovernor Marshall's state, and tho
prlnclpal part of the territory now belng
covercd by Oovernor Wllaon.
Colonel RooBt-velt BBBBt his managers'
plans for hls Western trlp by telllng them
that he dld not thlnk lt best to make us
many spteches ns hud been airanged. He
sald that bo tar nn poBslble he wished to
llmlt hls speochss to ono or two a day.
Insttad of dellreiing elght or leu daily.
as he dld freque.ntly on hls reuont tour.
He wlll start for Wisconsin on Monday,
lnstcad of flrst going to Illinols.
POLICE UNDER CHARGES
Ex-Convict and Others, When
Exposed, Allowed to Resign
"for Good of the Service."
LITTLE LIGHT FROM M'KAY
Fails to Explain to Aldermen
Policy of Present Administra?
tion in Letting Cases
Go by Default.
The policv of tl-.e present police
administration under Commlssloner
Waldo of accepting the recignatlons of
men under charges rather than to brlng
them to trlal at Tollee Headquarters
aad air the complalnts was the prln?
cipal subject Of lnqulry st ycsterday's
BOOOlnil of tiie aldeimanlc commlttee
which is Investlgating thi graft sltua?
tlon. Thls policy was not pursued ln
order to nvoid soandal in the depOJt
rtient, ..r to Vbltewaab thf .)??*'..ndant
ln the caae as far aa hls ofticial record
aronld show and make hirn eliglble for
rein?tatement ln a year's time. hut
ftfl-ply and purely "for the good ?.f the
s. rvl..'." according to Dougias 1. Ifo
Kay, First Deputy, who testlfled be?
fore UM cominittoe yesfrday.
Deputy (maremmmee IfeKay seemed
to think the pbrnee "for tbe good of the
tanrli ?" was both l-xeinoua and reaeon
able ln suggestlng the cause for accept?
ing a patrol-ian's rrslgnatlon. It ap
, ? ired io cover everything In his mind
from the most trivlal offence to the
. ommission of . rlme, and I man who
had reslgned in the face of charges,
with a special pepott on his OOm in
ilorsed "for the good of the aervlce,"
StoOd aa a drterrlng eximple to hls ten
thousand a.sso< lates on the ferce as
much as lf hls cnse had been thrm-hed
i ut and they nll knew the true nature
of hls remlssmM__
Ex-Convict Ousted Without Trial.
Inepector Gornetfuo '?? Cnbaleae and
Otber witnesses testlfled to havlng in
veetlgnted the case Of Harry J. John
?OO, a former pollcemati. who WM per
mlttcd to resign in October, l'.'ll, by
i ?ommi.-slor.er Waldo after they h;id
suggested in their reports lhat the
aerlooo charges agalnai J<>hn5>.n eould
ba substaiittatcd. in tlielr beilef, and
h.-oi iwcommended ? trial. Ina. ?
Cahalanc teettfled tbat bo tound John?
son had eonrai a term In tbo Kings
County penitentiary nnd had dlatOVered
Iiin pliotograph in the H.gui.' Gailery
at Hrooklyn PoUCO Headquarters.
"Cun you tell ua why you lndorsed
the reslgnatlon of an cx-convlct, with
his pteture ln the Itoguea' Hallt-ry. and
let hlm alip out quietly Instead of
brtagi-f fll'u to irlal?" Mr Huckner,
COUnoe] for the CCWmlttQQ. asked Dep
uty CeH-DB-PftoOOff Mi Kay.
The Deputy Commlssloner could iot
(00-11 IbO fletallo "if tbe Johnson <ase,
but he was sure that the realgnatlon
had been accepted "for the good of the
? Do :-ou thlnk lt for the good of the
Bervlce that a man be permltted to re?
sign rather than be tbdWn up as a
burglarT aakod Mr Bu< kner.
"Tb. law providea the method." re?
plled the wltnesa. "I don't know that
tbe ebargoo oaaki be raatalned."
Alderman Folks was eurlottl to know
Just what the nmch used -..xpret-slon
"for the good of the service" meant.
He asked tbi Deputy Commlssloner.
"It Himply means for tl.e good of the
service," Mr. McKay replled, smlllr.gly
"Does that ln'lude the commHslon of
crime and olher lilegal acts'" asked
"It Includes everything for the good
Bf the service." replled Mr. M'-Kav.
AlexHnder Keogh, a memt.er Of Ihe
Ulvll ?orrtei Commlssion, waa the tirst
witness called yesterday. He testlfled
lhat Commlssloner Waldo wrote the
lommlBSlon a letter last July recom
mendlng that the examlnatlon for aer
geants Of police, about to be held,
should be open to all patrolmen above
MM year's service. He also proposed
In the same letter that all flne.H agalnst
patrolmen antedatlng hls advent to the
Police Department be wlped out and
not consldert-d by the commlssion.
Mr. Keogh said that the tirst requeat
was lilegal, as the law requlred a
patroiman to serve flve years before be
lomlng eliglble for promotlon to the
grade of pergaaat He told Deputy
I'ommlasloner McKay U would be Im
poKsihle to follow the Commlaaioner's
R-fSeeUea on thnt nccount, and the
matter was dropped, the witness said.
BO also Informed the Commlssloner
thut the Civil lorvlOO I 'ommission could
not do as requested ln regard to wiplng
out the flma against men prior to
Waldo*! tlme, aa lt would give the ap
pilcants an unfalr ut_ndlng.
Frank Spencer, a-cretary to the Clvll
Hervlee Commlssion, was called to the
sland and qucstloned aboit the case of
Pted Herg. whom the commlssion certl
lled as an applleant for the force ln Sep?
tember. 1911. Berg wafc appolnted and af
ti-rwaj-d realfned. Mr. ripeneer did not
recall anythln? the lnvestlgatlon of the
LorniniHslon bad brought out about B>Tg.
Mr. Buckner called a clerk for the Court
of General Sesslons to the stand, who
produced records showlng lhat Berg bad
been indlcted In 1910 for rape ln the aec?
ond degree and for assault In tho second
Tells of Case Never Tried.
Iimpector Sweehey was called to testlfy
rb to charf-ea he brought agalnst Berg
In N'ovetnlier. 1911, tbat he was ln a naloon
drinklng wlth a woman and later threat
i - ii. .1 to "break her wlndows" (eyeglaBBes)
arbea she re*t*nted indecnt proposals. ln
ipactor tweeney testlfled tbat he lndorsed
the papers in the Berg eaaa: that after
a personal Investigatlon he belleved the
charges could be substantlated, and rec
iitnmen'Ad HM case for trial at Head?
uuarters. The records ahowed that the
ca?e waa never trled.
Captain ThomaB W. Walsh, of the East
IMth street statlon. where Berg wns ata
tloned at the tlme Inspeetor 8we?-ney
ma.le the charge.-- agalnst hlm, teMtfled
to ie.elvlng the charges from the Inspeetor
and .i.-kniK Btrg to slgn them. Berg re?
fused te aign the charges. but afterward
"slgned a raslgnatlon blank" Captain
Walah sald Berg had asked hlm for a
i-_l___.Uun blank, and he had given lt
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to hlm. Thf wltn<.-i sald tt was a gen?
eral rule ln the department to perrolt a
man to Blgn u reslgnatlon blank undar
such clrcumstances lf he wanted to.
Inspector ('ahalane testlfled ln .letall
about tho eaaa Ot Hurry J. Johpmi).
Johnson was rharj-fd wlth "lumglng and
_li -!???" a glrl whlle on pOtf and a*
MOltiOi I < itlz.-n when the latter at
ttmpttd to Bi.eak to the glrl. the wttneas
sald. ln ihe course of the lnvstlgatlon
of Um ? hark'eB the lnspe<tor recelved nn
anonyntoua letUr sl?n.<l "A Brooklyn
l'ollcenian." wMoli h_M of Johnson's con
vlctlun for burglary and hla servlng _
term ln Ihe Kings County penlte.nilary.
The "Hrooklyn Bolleeman" also sald
Johnson's picture would be found In the
Rogues' Oallery ln Brooklyn. The In?
spector found all these facta to be triKr
on Investlgatlon, he Bald.
The InBpector flrst recommanded John
soi.'b cnae for trlal. but after he re
Blgned suggested tliat the whole matter
be dioppcd, he sald. The witnea;; de
.Ui-.l that Johnson's wife did not know
about her hu.tt.and's record. and advlsed
that the matter be dropped more on that
account than out of conalderation for the
good of the force.
Lleutenant John V Stnnton, who Ib bus
pendol pendlng trlal on charges. waa
called to identlfy the police bureau rec?
ords In the Johnson case. Me fntlmated
that some of the papers whlch w?ro a
part of the record of the Ir.veBtlgutton
made by the police bureau were mlsslng.
AlM lu* lntimato.1 that he had learned
that Johnson was ait ex-burglar before
bla appolntmeiU hy Commlssloner Blng
ham ln 1W9. Bert Hanuon, a Deputy
Commissioner under General Blnghani,
testttU-d that he waH aure there was no
mciitlon of Johnson'a oxpeilence aa a
burglar lu the police report. The com?
mlttee waB unable to call General Blng?
hani yesterday to question hlm In regard
to the case, as he 'vaa out of the clty,
Mr. Buckner sald.
The commttte. adjourned untll Wednea?
day at 2 p. m.
DE FORD IN ENGLAND
Will Try to Bring Back Coupe,
Witness to Rosenthal Killing.
(By Cable to The Trlbune!
Plymouth. Oct. 5.?Wllllam A. De
Ford. AHblstant Diatrict Attorney of
New York County, arrlved on the
Olymplc to-nlght to neo Thomaa Coupe
and try to persunde him to return to
New York to testify ln the Roaenthal
and police graft rase?. Coupe offered
to make a depositlon, but as deposl
tlona are not accepted ?b teatlmony
agalnat person* standlng trlal ln crlm
Inal cases Mr. De Ford wlU uae every
effort to persuade Coupe to go to Amer
All of Coupe's expenses wlU be pald
and a strong guard wtll he promlHed
hlm by the Distrlct Attorney from tho
tlme he leavea England untll he landa
ln Llverpool agaln. If Mr. De Ford
falla to lnduce Coupe to return he ex
pects to get valuable lnformation from
Coupe whlch will asslst the prosecutton
ln both the Rosenthal and the police
Mr. De Ford has brought a large
number of papers and photographs of
"I.efty" Louie, "t'.yp" the Blood, Lieu?
tenant Becker and others concerning
the Rosenthal case ln order to see if
Coupe can Identify them.
He wlll also try to see Paul E. KIop
stock, the Nevada mlning engineer. who
was in the Elks' Club the night Rosen?
thal was kllled. Klopstock heard the
shots and ran to the door of the club.
He aaw the automoblle escaping and
notlced thut the street was clear of
traffic. He saw the police follow ln a
taxlcab, whlch was held up at Slxth
avenue and 4.'ld street by another taxi
cab, whlch delayed the police for flve
mlnutes and enablcd the murderera to
make an easy get-away. Klopstock
licn followed the crowd In the street to
the scene of tho murder.
Klopstock ls now ln Parle, hut is ex?
pected ln London on Tuesday or
Wwdnesdny. Mr. De Ford ls partlcu
larly interested in the matter of the
posltlve tdentlheutlon of the mon in tho
automobilt*, and wlll try to get both
Coupe and Klopstock to recognlze the
photographs. He also hopes to get
fmm Klopstock the number of the taxl?
cab that alded the escape of tho mar
derers by holding up the police at Slxth
CHINESE INDORSE SULZER
Students at Oolumbia Unani.
mous in Oongratulations.
The rhlnese students in rolumbia Unl
versltv held a meetlng yesterday at tha
("osmopolltan Club and adopted a resolu?
tlon unanlmously congratu'attng Con
gressman Wllllam Sulser upon hls noml-')
nation as the Democratlc candidate for
When the chalrman, Mr. Nye, flrst man.
tloned the Congressman's name thore w?j
enthuslastlc applause. When he reviewed
Mr. Sulzer'B work in the House of Repre
sentutlves. partlcularly as the lntroducer
of a Jolnt resolutlon congratulatlng tbs
ChJneBe people upon thelr establlshmsat
of the republlc. the Oriental college boyfl,
rlpped out a yell for "Qovernor Sulier"
Amld a Btamptng of feet and vlgoroufl,
handelapplng the followlna resolutlon wu
Resolved, That the Chlnese students at
Colurnbla ChtvarsUv, repreeentlng _II the
Chlnese reaident ln New Vork State,
heartlly congratulate Congressman Wljb
iaiD Sulser upon hls nomlnation to ba
Governor of N.>w York. indorau hls can
dirtacy and slnc.-re'y wlsh hls success at
tbe polls, b?ln*r convlnced that h..- will be
aa eftlelent a Governor of the EniplrS
Btate as he has been a patrlotlc legl*.
lator. a distlngulshed statesman and en
able advocate of the cause of popular
government throughout the world.
Several of the Chinece who wara born
ln thls country expressed thelr intentlon
to vote for Mr. Sulaer ln November
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