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Was a Bitter Enemy of "Big
Jack" and Knew Davidson,
the Slayer, It Is Said.
ONCE WORKED IN DIVES
Wahle Clings to Theory Tbat
Davidson Was Hired to Do
tbe Job ?Coroner
Holds "Red Phil."
a former m^mbw of the N'ew Tork
police Department, who waa known aa
t bitter enemy of "Big Jack" Zelig and
knew 'Red Phil" Davidaon. according
to The Tribune's Informant, will be ln
terro*ated by Robert Minton. A?-sistant
District Attorney. in an effort to de
tfrmlne If hf known anythlng about the
kllllng of Zelig-.
This man. concerning whom informa?
tlon wa* Bivn to Mr. Minton laat night.
*.. employed in a Tenderloln dive pre
tlous to his joinlng the force. One
-naa who knew thls ex-policeman
Um he worked in a Tenderloin place.
,ald laat night that lt waa not at all
?tnllkely that he waa acqualnted wlth
th? ?laver of Zellg. who also worked
tn dives. among them "Jack" Slrocco's.
?Perhnps these two men met tn one
of thejw resorts," eaid this man, "and
lt U not at all improbable that the two
became good frlenda. And from what
Tve heard. thla ex-pollceman had an
?cellent reason for hatlng Zellg. And
iy, hatred waa of the sort that often
| ind- ln murder."
The ex-policeman'a animoalty toward
le'.lf was well known among the gang
jo?n friends of the alaln gang leader,
ind bh name was one that was coupled
wlth that of the slayer in the gang
jmu'i gosslp lmmediately after Zelig
, ?A Hired Slayer, 8ay> Wahle.
No one, exceptlng the police, who say
thgy are convlnced ln the bellef, credit
tor a moment the story told by Davld
?oa that he was alone in the crime and
shot Zellg because of a personal grudge.
None holds more tenaciously to the
theory that Davldson was a hired as
sassin than former Magistrate Wahle,
who was counsel to Zelig in hts fight
against the alleged attempt to rallroad
hlm to prlson by two members of lleu?
tenant Becker's "strong arm" squad.
Detectives Steinert and White.
Judge Wahle pointed out soveral
circumstan-es that indleated that
Davidson was but the tool of others.
The flrst was that Davidaon had picked
the flght with Zellg deliberately.
lt is eonsiilered stranjte by all who
knew Davidaon, who ha?i nanrer _how*n
anv degree of bravado before. that ne
should have pone up to Zelig after !>9
ing twice ordered away and agaln de?
mand his *1K from him. and on being
refused shout out:
"You're a - of a sport to r*'fi.se
to glve me money that helongs to me.
when l'm dead broke and your pocke:s
are lined wlth money."
It was thls that so enraged Zelig .is
ha aat playing cards in Slegel's caf-'*.
No. 74'. Second avenue. that he ?trocT
Davldson in the eye, blacking lt and
knocklng hlm down.
Says Davidaon Sought Trouble.
But what Jud?;e Wahle regards *is
the best proof that Davldson lntended
to force a flght wlth Zellg such aa would
lerve as a basls for a caae of Justiflable
homiclde was the vlslt rnade to Sie
a-l'a at 6:30 Saturday night. three hours
after Zellg had beaten hlm. Davidson
walked up to Zellg's table and patron
taiugly aald to the gang leader, "Let's
ahake hands and ba friends. I've noth?
lng against you."
Zellg, wlthout looklng up at David?
aon, sald, "Sure," and extended hia
hand. Davldson extended his left hand,
hla rlght hand belng plunged lnto hla
rlgtit hand coat pocket. Davidaon, It
1* belleved by Judge Wahle. would have
?hot Zellg at that moment had the gang
leader agaln aaaaulted hlm.
Davldson wlU be lndlcted, ln all llkr
llhood, to-day, charged with murder ln
the flrat degrree. After ho waa held by
the Coroner's Jury' yeaterday Detactlve
Sfhmidt and John Brady, the con
?Auctor of the car on whlch he shot
Zellg, and Coroner'a Phyaiclan Lehane
told their story to the grand Jury.
A atory waa ln clrculatlon yesterday
that Davldson is a fugltive from Jus?
tice from the Boston authorities, who
are sald to want him for larceny.
to the Mountain
"Why, I've been here for
thirty years," exclaimed one
raanufacturer, when urg.d
to join the Bush colony.
Thirty years ago goati grazed on
Thirty yeara ago business effi
ciency waa a thing undreamed of
w the business man's philosophy.
Tht manufacturer atill holding
forth tt the thirty-year-old atand
? moi*e than likely operating under
the inefflciencies of that period.
An expanding business and larger
profita await him at the Bush Ter
mmal, where he can cut out wa.te
?ul overhead chargea.
Saving money 365 days a year haa
Put many a buaineaa at the top of
Let us ahow you the way?a
trochure tells the atory, or a repre
?entative will call if you request.
Bush Termlnal Co.
?to ?roa-di Street, New York Clty
CARPET J. I J. W. WILLIAMS
Ttl. gty- columbua. Kat 1311
ONE MEMBER SHOff
Continued from flr.t p-.r
as he declared ln the affldavit 'expns
lng" Becker, whlch has since been con
sidered the gambler's death warrant.
That was not long before Rosenthal
Mr. Jeremiah said that Donohue had
come to hlm and complalned of the nn
torlety hc was getting in connection
wlth his part in the matter of the atfl
dnvlt rince the murder of Rosenthil.
Donohue was worried. and complHlned
that his part ln the affair was an en?
tirely innocent one. and he did not thlnk
he deserved the critlclsm which the
newspapers were dlrecting at him. the
talesman sald. Mr. Jeremiah adviped
Donohue not to w.rry about the no
torlety he was getting, he said. on sev?
eral occasions. Justice Ooff took the
taJeaOMM in hnnd and qucstioned him
nt length, but llnally decided to excuse
The prosecution had but one per
emptory challenge left when court ad
journed last nlght. Thirty are allowed
each Bide by law. The withdrawal of
the two Jurors from the Jury box led
the court to grant flve aildiilonal chal
lenges to the defence. as lt was con
sidered that the defendant suffered the
most hy a change In the Jury whlch
he had so far found satisfa- tory. John
F. Mclntyre. Becker's chief counsel,
still had four peremptory challengcs at
the close of court.
Testimony May Begin To-day.
It ls expected that the twlfth juror
will he obtalned ln short order from
the new panel. because of the lack of
peremptory challenges remalning to
either side. and that the taklng of testl?
mony will begtn at to-day's sesslon.
District Attorney Whltman wlll de
llver hls opening address to the Jury an
soon as the Jury is completed. He sald
yesterday that the flrst materlal wlt?
ness for Ihe state would be Mrs. Her?
man Rosenthal. wldow of the murdered
gambler. Mrs. Rosenthal wlll be called
as soon as the prosecution establishes
the corpus delictl through the testl?
mony of the Coroner's physlcian and
the medicnl authorlties, it was said.
"Bald Jack" Rose, "Brldgle" Weh-r.
Harry Vallon and "Sam" Schepps are
expected to follow Mrs. Rosenthal to
the witness stand ln the order named.
The District Attorney turned hls
sear.-hllght on the talesmen yesterday
at a new angle. It was apparent that
he was trylng to establish a foundation
In the minds of the men who mlght he
sflectod for an unprejudiced attltude
toward the testlmony of the three ac
rompHraa. Ros*. Weber and Vallon. on
whose testimony the crux of the peo
ple's case hangs. He asked talesmen lf
they would disbelleve the testimony of
witnesses "purely because they were
shown to be iiccompllfes." Mr. Whlt
; man hardly let one talesman get by
hlm without asking that questlon. He
used a peremptory challenge once or
twice when I talesman hesltated in
Th?- defence shnped a counter *jue.*
j tion by asking lf the talesman nnder
' stood that no convictlon could be had
| under the law on the unoormbornt.* 1
'< testlmony of secomplleaa. Thirty Mlaa*
'? men were examlned at the mornln"*
??n without securlng the twelfth
Juror. Juror No. 8, Leslle A. Ward.
and Juror No. 11, John E. Dillon. arere
<alied Into Justice Ooff's chambers ?t
th** opening of the afternoon MMtOO,
and after a protracted conference wlth
the District Attorney and counsel for
the defence, Justice Ooff resumed the
bench and announced that the two
Jurors had been excused frcm further
Family lllneae Excuaaa Jurora.
"T have been apprlsed of matters re
latlng to the two Jurors," iaJd Justice
Ooff. "on aecount of whlch I do not
deem lt proper to impoee upon them
the arduous duty of Jury service, There
la severe slckness in thelr familles and
they would be submltted to undua
mental angulsh if they were requirei
to serve. The withdrawal ot the two
lurors cannot be taken as a reflectlon
on the men or thelr characters ln any
way. lt is necessary under the clr
cumstancea. Nelther the prosecution
n.-r the defence is responsible."
Mr. Dillon hnd been excused. it waa
said afterward. because hla son-in-law,
J. Hackett Ward, w%s a Deputy As
slstant District Attorney under Will?
iam T. Jerome. and had worked for the
most part ln the horolclde bureau whlle
he was in the District Attorney's oj
Charles Ruchfuss, a real estate
dealer, of No. 458 West __-*_* street.
wae selected to take the place of Juror
No. 8 soon after court reconvened ?n
the afternoon. He wns the 140th tales?
man to be examlned since the trial be?
gan on Monday. Alfred Fellhelmer.
an archltect. of No. &06 West 142d
street. took the eliventh seat ln the
Jury box soon afterward. Then the
time dragged wearlly ln the courtroom
as man after man waa examlned, only
to be excused for obrlous bias or per
emptorlly challenged by one side or the
other. ? _.
Justice Goff lost hls patlence at the
long unsucceesful examlnattons at one
tlme He Intimated that many of the
talesmen were trylng to avold Jury duty
bv statlng that they had a blasaed
opinion whlch they could not change, or
lay aslde, if they were chosen as Jurors.
Justice Ooff Loses Patienee.
"Twenty-seven *out of thirty-elght
men examlned here have sald that they
had an opinion which they could not
change,' aald Juatice Ooff. "We heve
to depend on the honesty of the cttlien.
and we seem to be helpless."
one talesman was found yesterday?
Davld Sllva, a flower dealer, at No 625
Broadway?who knew Roeenthal for
-ome time before he waa shot. He wns
promptly .-xcused by conaent of .**"??
Btdes. Becker and hla wlfe took Ihe
pptna keen Interest ln selectlng Jurors.
hy exchamjlng noda, whlch they have
displayed from the flrst day. Becker
vttoed. aeveral times, the apparent
cluiU* ?t hla counsel, Mr. Mclntyie.
John W. Hart, ot counsel for the de
toatt e. appeared ln court yesterday for
tho flrst tinie since the trlal began. Mr.
Hart has been 111, and Mr. Mclntyre
sought an ndjournmeht Monday on lhat
nrmunt, but Justice Goff would not
Mr. Hart said after the close of court
that hc would llke to have the Imprca
slon torreoted that the defence were
prejudiced to Jpwh on the Jury. It was
nolnted out that Mr." Mclntyre ys-d
seven peremptory challenges on tales?
men of that nationallty Tuesday. Mr.
Hort explalned that hc did not know
what had been done before he came to
court, but he was sure that no such
prejudice had exlsted yesterday. Mr.
Mclntyre had no comment to offer on
the -.-ubject. Practlcally all the wit
n?'-*.?es against Becker in the Rosenthal
case are Jews,
PAULINE FUCHS'S STORY
Girl Denies She Overheard Plot
I'aullne Kucha. who -mj-pr of *'Big Jack"
iZelig's frlend* de.lared was present ln
"Red Phil" Davldson's home. at N'o. 111
i Kast 7th atreet, a week before Zellg wus
I slain, and hcard llve members of the Si?
rocco gang order "Bed Phil" to kill SH-tg,
| denled last nlght tliat there was any truth
In thf story.
She told her i>tory to Mr. Minton, Asatst
ant Distrlct attorney, ln the offlce of A.
1 Nova, her lawyer, at No. 5.4 Broad
way. Brooklyn. lt was Mr Keva wlio
arranged the m? etlng ?hen he learned
that the Distrlct Attorney wanted to tee
After hearing the glrla story Mr. Min?
ton sald he was convlnced she knew
nothlng ot /.ellg'.-i murder, and that Iho
Morv gi-en out hy the Zellg gangmen as
to her havlng overheard a murder plot
whlle staylng in Davldson's house waa
made out of whole cloth. an she never
knew where Davldson llved.
Th<* glrl, who Is young and tather
pretty und apeaks good Kngllsh. although
In America only six years. told a Trlbune
reporter last nlght that she did not know
Zellg or any of hls frlenda.
"'The flrst 1 knew of the murder." *-he
sald. "was Wbea I aaw Davldson's pict?
ure ln th'#ne.*.spaperH Monday morning.
1 recognized 1,1m as the man 1 nn t laat
Maich. and who, tv.o months later, fsme
to the door of Mrs. Rose Welsa's home.
at N'c. ttl Vtuyreaant avenue, Brookl. n,
where I was omploj ed, and made me rol>
"He rang the bell. and when l let hlm
in he prcmed ? tevolv-r to mv head and
told me If 1 dldi.'t steal Mra W?tM ?
dianionds he wo lld kill me. 1 i*?>k them,
and thoi he took me to lXth sireet and
Thlrd avenue. Manhattan, and ga\e mt a
dollar, telllng me lo walt for hlm and
h< woc.ld be back I never saw hlm after
The girl said that Davldson told her he
was ? tlMef, and made much money at lt
Bhe sald she waa born ln Austria. and
came to thls country when flfteen yeara
old and worked most of th.* Mme as a do
Mer mninaal. Mr. Nova. tai'l that tli"
glrl had not baaa ln hldlng at any iline,
but haa llved wlth friends in Dalancey
street. Manhattan. since her r-dease from
Raymond atreet Jall. At no tlme alnce
her release, he aald, did she aee Davidaon.
Mr. Minton wns satlafled wlth Mr. No
vaa promlse that he would produ.-e the
glrl whenever wantM. Her trlal for the
robhery of ber employer has "rx**n set for
Monday next In llM OOOBtJf < ourt of
SCENTS P0LICE_ "SYSTEM"
Lieutenants on Orill in Rooney
IJeulenant WAWBrt J. Dempsey and
Lleutenant Joha M Tbowpaaa. ai ??>?
Eaat Mth atrael pdlca statlon. were called
aa wltnesses for l-M defence yeaterday la
the case of Jamea Green. who ia on trlal
before Judge Bosalsky, In General flea
elona. for the murder at Jamea Rooney Ir.
a fight outslde of a aaloon on Thlrd ave?
nue laat Kebruan Green Is the a.n of
Ue-timanl 0 ?_?_*?. T. ')r-<*n, of ti?? Kaat
,*r,th streel atatlon. He waa arralgned he?
fore UeWtenapl Dempsey In that Ftatlon
Both D?mpsey and Thompaon testlled
that Arthur Booney. the brother of tha
man who was shot and th- chlef wltneee
of the proserutlon, was Intoxlcated when
he Wae brought lo the atatloD house.
Dompeey sald tbat although Jamea
ItOOney at flrat aald that Green had ahot
hlm be later sald: "No, I wont aay lt
waa hlm. I want tO give hlm a falr
Both Dempsey and Thompaon told
."harlea G Nott. Jr , th* Asalatant Diatrict
Attorney, that they had not told hlm
thoae facta In their earller atatemenui r?
cauae they were not aaked whether
Rooney waa totnf "r not.
?'As a matter of fact." eald Mr Nott.
"you have voluntcered no Informatlon to
th* Diatrict Attorney. have you? Vou
have given no aasiatance unleae you wera
Hpeclfl.ally aaked for It?"
They answered tbat thay had given all
the aasiatance ln th.lr power IJeutenant
Dempsey said thal the flrat tlme he had
mentloned to any one the fact that
Rooney had flnally refueed to ldentlfy
fjre<?n was four montha after the ahoot
lng, when he waa "refreahlng tho recol
lection" of Patroiman Schau, who ar?
*'And dldn't Schau aay that he remein
bared nothlng of the klnd. and that ha
?couldn't stand* for anythlng llke that?'
aaked Mr. Nott.
"No." eald Dempsey. I don t remem
ber that he said anythlng llke that '
Fred O. Mlllington. of counael for tha
defence, will call flve more wltneaaes.
WITNESS OUT OF SINO SINO
James D. Hallen To Be Brought Here
to Testify in Becker Case.
Krank Moaa, Distrlct Attorney Whlt
rnan*? anslstant In the trlal of Ueutenant
Becker, obtalned a writ of habeaa corpua
yesterday from Justice Ford, In the Su?
preme Court. to brlng James D Hallen
down from Slng Hlng aa a wltneas agalnat
Hallen. a soldler of fortune and awln
iller, waa convlcted of passlng esprUamta
checks at about the tlme Lleutenant
Becker waa locked up In the Tombs. H?
waa ln the Tombs for a week after he
had been aentenred to four years ln Sing
Slng and waa conflned on the aame tler
Aaron J. Colnon. an Asalatant Distrlct
Attorney. learned that Hallen had heard
Becker talking about hla caae to aome of
the other priaoners. lt waa sald that.
among other things. Becker sald: "Never
mind: six months from now theyll ha
giving ua medals for what we did." Hal?
len was brought over, and made a atate?
ment to Mr. I'olnon. Whatever Informa?
tlon he gave had no effect on hla aen
t.nce. lt was aald at the Distrlct Attor?
Thoae who wish to vote at the eom
ing election muat refliitar. Tha daya
of reaistration ara to-morrow and Sat?
urday and Friday and Saturday ol
next weak. The refli-tration pl?<-...
ara open on eacluda****. 'rem 7 a. m. te
10 p. m. m *
WALDO TELLS ABOUT
TENURE IF POLICE
Retaincd Man Marked for Dis
missal as a Matter of Jus?
tice, He Asserts.
NO REFERENCE TO BECKER
Resignation J_*a-***s Handed to
Men Facing Charges, Oapt.
Henry TegtiAes-Half Pay
Preferred to Trial.
The Curran aldermanlc commlttea.
whlch Is lnvestUatlng the Police Depart?
ment. reaumed Its work yesterday after
jnoon after an lnterval of four days. Em
lory R. Ruckner. counsel for th* commlt
;tee. probed a llttle deeper Into lane- from
[whleh hc wlll try to show that Ceaarals
Isloner Waldo permltted men lo rcslgn
Vader charges ahd to draw a |.-n?lon, too.
i No attempt was made to lnqulie Into
the gambllng situation or of craft ln the
' di'luiTtment, accordlng to Mr. Huckner's
j prevlously deflned attltude, whlch waa to
avold giving any susptclon of interf.-r
ence wlth the trial of Lieutenant Hecker.
, now Koinx on befare Jaefaei (loft tn the
< ?rlmln.il Hran.h of the Supreme ''ourt.
Comiulsaioner Waldo v,an called to tho
nltnc?s atand ttt tbe ilose ef the seaslon
to give hls n-asons for Bttpitkt Mlchael
- Imbraell. of lirooklyn. on Ihe toroa afler
I ba hail marked hlm for dlsmlssal. Im
1 l-r.ull. WlM i-itmi from lirooklyn, had be-n
ii li.irl-n nnd had been tried an-1 acqult
! led on charges of murder and felonioua
aaaault Re*?ides that, he w?s sald to have
deseited hls wlfe for another woman.
"Dld any one see you about Imbraell
before you changed your mlnd about _ls
n.laalng hlm?" Mr. Ruckner asked.
' \o, alr." replied the I'ommlssloner.
Then why dld you reverse ttmt order?"
'imbraell appealed to me pr-rsonally,
and I looked Into hls eaat thoroughiy. I
? ould hara dropprd hlm. but I belleved
that it would have been an injuatlce. In
thi*. country we have laws and court",
and they had ac^ultted hlm. It wa? not
my place to condemn hlm after he had
served an honorable probatlonarv period
"Ara you called upon to condemn a man
In s caae like thia or are you called upon
tn put a gun and club In hls hand "
asked Mr. Ruckner.
< 'omnilaslnnrr Waldo ln raply relterated
hls convlcilon that Imbraell routd not
tmtte been jimtlflably dlsmlnaed by hlm at
lhat tlme. Mr. Ruckner polnted out that
f-irmer Cornmlssfoner I'ropsey had
dropped Imbraell. and that Police Lieu?
tenant Htanton. of the lnvestlgatlon nn
reau; Dep.ity Comml?slon?ir Inllon and
Deptrt*" Commlssloner l>e Kay had recom?
mended hla dlsmlssal
Brings in Commlaaionsr Cropsey.
"waan'l lt because you wanted lo ke*p
every man on the force who had been
dropped by Commlssloner t'ropsey?" Mr.
"It was not." replied Commlsaloner
Waldo "laet me remlnd you lhat you
have lt tn your own record that ln hla
letter 10 Mayor fJtvnor daallng wlth the
rnen who were ttiwed down by Mr. Crop
?r\ Uh I'ominlwaloner added that he mlght
api-i'ltit some ot them later."
De| -l- I 'ommlssloner McKay waa called
hii.! ii-*.tl*led that ha llatened to a com
i-Ih.i ..gulnst Imbraell from Balvatore
Al(..i-;-i... an art atudsnt at the Adalphl
Arndemv. who worked for Imbraell. the
lartwr. from _~ to IW. lle showed the
< onunlttee a scar on tha left ald* of hls
neck and Jaw almoat slx Inchea long. Ili
sald that Imbraell alashrd him wlth a
raror there aeven yeara ago beeaus?* he
lnslated on leavir. hlm to work for hUh'r
wages Altoriajo waa a wltness also. and
told .i-e rommlttee everythlng he told
i'ommlssloner PeKay about Imbraell be?
fore I'ommlasloner Waldo appolnted hlm
to the force on June 38. 1S-11 Imbraell la
now dolng duty In tiie afith Pre-.inct
The flrat wltness was Lieutenant Ktan
de Flnn. ot thi- Mercer atreat statlon.
wbo teatlfied ahfMit the rhargea preferred
against Patrolman Roceo Renedetto by
Patrlck Hoyd. a bartender. of So. ttt
Kast Mlnt street. last January. Rovd
r.mo to the statlon houae almoat help
leasly Intoxlcated. he aalrt. and declared
of merchandlsing at Blooming
dales' are directed toward
men's fall furntihings.
Men's $24.95 Suits, made of Wor
?tedl aud fhrviots, ifl every fash
iotiablr shade. cut in the f I a Bfl
latcst fall models at... f-"-?"?
Men's Sweater Coats, hand-finlsh
ed, ptirc worsted, closely woven,
in gray, white, navy and dark
Oxfnrd combinations; buttons to
matcK 2 pockrts. **i-rs 34 aa tn
,,,50 Value $4,50, at..-- f?? ? ?
Men't- Pleated Shirts. in a range
of well seltcted patterns. harul
ironcd thmughout, attached cufis,
coat stylck, sizes 14 to 18.
Value $1.25. at... QE*
? Half dozen for$4-90. "~"
Men's Capeskin and Mocha Gloves,
in tan* and grays, e<iua! to any
gloves sold elsewhere at * i t e
$1.50. at .f l.l
Complete assortments of I'ownes,
Dents. .md Meyers Gloves.
Men's Imported Stuttgart Under
wesr, all wool, made in fiermany,
all sizes. including loiitfs and
stouts, shirts and draw- #1 EA
ers. per garment. ?"?,
Other finer grades of Mrn l l nder
wear up to $2.9- per garment.
Men's Pure Thread aSilk Socks,
Fall weight. f"11 faihioned. made
with cotton spliced soles vanety
of colors, and black and gg^
white .."'.'.'" ?,/._,
Others with silk clocktngs, $1.00
to $2.9-. _
Men's Fall Shoes, the latest styles
in Entflish model effect-.. very
best of welted oak soles. built on
flal receding toe last*. gt??" ?*
Tan Russia Calf. Gun Metal or
Patent Colt, button, BA AA
laced or blucher. --'
Aio?*w?f? ij r
that he had been aaaaulted by a pollce?
man at Bleecker street and West Broad?
way. The caae was lnvestigdted, and
Benedetto waa called for tilal- Flnn.
after a graat deal of parrylng wlth Mr.
Buckner, admltted that Benedetto aigned
an application for reelgnatlon the day
that charges were preferred agalnst hlm,
February 12. 1912.
Reaigned in Face of Charge*.
Captain Domlnlck Henry. of the pre
cinct. Waa called to eXplaln the rules that
permltted Benedetto to resign In the face
"Have you ever had lnstructlona to give
a man a reslgnatlon biank before he is
trled?" Mr. Buckner asked.
"Yes, elr," the wltnese replled.
"Is it a rule of the department?"
"Where la the rule?"
*'l can't tell, but the application blank
speaks for Iteelf."
"I want to know how you helped Bene?
detto out of the department two and one
half. houra before charges were brought
agalnat hlm," aald Mr. Buckner.
"He had the rlght to resign."
"Did you advlse hlm to do so?"
'Why did he resign, then?"
"There were other charges. pending "
"Why dldn't you serve them on hlm'.'''
"Because he waa no longer a memtier of
the department," replled 4"ai>tatn Henry.
The laat case waa that of Sergeant
? 'harles Heussler, of the 66th Preclnct.
who testlfled that on the day that charges
were preferred agalnst hlm for negleet
of duty and failure to enforce dlsclpllne
be obtalned retlrement on half pav.
Heussler was flfty-four years old, and
had been on the force twenty-elght years
wlth a good record. He admltted that
golng to trlal mlght "break hlm."
The hearing adjourned at 4:30 p. m., and
v.ill tta reaumed I-'riday Hfternoon at 1
STOLE TO ESCAPE MEN
Young Woman Thief Declares
That Was Alternative.
Chlcago, Oct. 9.?Mrs. Maude Wilbur, of
Syracuse. brought here from I'olumbus,
Ohlo. by States Attorney s detectlves,
told to-day of robblng some of hte big
gest stores In New York. Philadelphia.
Ptttaburgh, I'leveland Detrolt unl < hl
cago, according to State., Attorney Way
man. Although only twenty-one y-~?r*?
old. the woman 1*- sald to have compreased
! into two years more darlng explolts than
I occur to the av.raga woman crimir.al in
j a llf'-time. She sald ahe waa a graduate
I of a S> rac'iae high MhOOl and had te
i celvcd further educatlon In an Ottawa.
Ont , convent.
Mre. Wilbur was arrested as she stepped
I from the doors of the Ohlo penltentlary,
, where shr ha*l completed a ten-montbs'
J sentence for stealhig from a t'leveland
store. She wae brought here on a taet*
? tlve warrant and will be trled on the
1 charge of robblng a State atreet depart?
"They aay the 'wages of sln Is death,' "
she sald to-day, "but I have found that
the wages of ain Is hell. As a glrl I had
everything I wanted. I wanted to marry
a young man whom I met on a traln
romlng home from ottawa for ("hrlstmas
one year. and did ao agalnat hte wlshes
of my parents Wlthin a short time I was
i aat adrlft and foreed to earn my own
"I got work in a department atore and
dlsoovered that either I had to steal tc
get presentable clothes or accept the
proffwred frlendshlp of men Inside and
outslde Ihe More. Tbe wages I wai able
to earn amounted to a grlm Joke. As
agalnst the men I chose to be<**me a
thief. and whlle I am 'down and out." I
prefer Jall to aome other things. I be?
lieve atlll that I have a chance for better
things when prlaon daya are over.
"I have spirit and some honor. the best
klnd. left. No ptison can take those from
me. Of courae, the crlmlnal life doesn't
pay. and I thlnk I have learned tbat
lesson. With the valuahle lessons of life
learned in the last two years I am plan
ntng to atert anew when I have served
whitever senteme Is lmposed on me
COLONEL DYE'SINNING NOW
By Default He Wins Verdict for
Annulment of Marriage.
The much lltlgited matrtmonlal affairs
of ('olonel Joseph V. Dye and hls wife,
Mra. Susan Klson Dye, were agaln bl
court yesterday. On one oecaston Mr*
Dye obtalned a divorce from her husband.
That \erdlct was set aslde, and thla tlme
Colonel Dye. who la a member of the fMd
Guard and who aued for the annulment
of fhelr marrlage. got a verdict agalnat
hls wlfe hy default. Her lawyer told
Justice Lohman that she was slek. and
asked for an adjournmcnt. whlch the
The aged couple?both nre more than
seventy years old-were marrled ln 1*57.
At that tlnv- the colonel had another wlfe
living, whom hc had marrled In 18?, and
who died ln \&:). ^oloriel Dye'.. d-fen-e
tn the flrst suit was that he was unlaw- I
fully man led to hl< aecond wlfe bccHUrfa
hls lii-t wife araa aitrXa.
Colonel I?ye teMlfled yesterday that d*t
marrled llartha M. Spencer In 18_.<. and
then he went io the < ivil Wai. Oa hia
return from Um front the colonel und hla
wlfe lived together. and Mrs. Dye. the
flr-;. introduced hlm to the woman who
became the second Mrs. Djre. The first
wlfe left i olonel Dye on aco- n* of the
womar adjto became the sec-md wife Of
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